Singapore Flag

Singapore flag
Singapore flag

Singapore's flag was adopted in 1959, when Singapore gained self-government under the British Empire. When the country earned independence from Malaysia on August 9, 1965, it used this flag as its national flag. The design contains a red backdrop with a white crescent moon facing a canton of five white five-pointed stars in the upper-left corner. The colors red and white symbolise international brotherhood and equality, while the crescent moon and stars reflect a rising nation and national values.

It is worth noting that the national flag is not used as an ensign at sea. Instead, merchant and pleasure vessels fly a red civil ensign with a variant of the crescent and stars emblem in the center, while non-military government vessels, such as coast guard ships, fly a blue state ensign with the national flag in the canton and an eight-pointed red and white compass rose in the lower fly. Naval warships, on the other hand, fly a naval flag that looks like the state ensign but has a white backdrop and a red compass rose insignia.

Finally, the Singapore Arms and Flag and National Anthem Act governs the use and display of the national flag. From July 1st to September 30th, private persons may use the flag in alternative designs as long as they are not derogatory.

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Country information

Singapore is a small island country located in Southeast Asia, bordered by Malaysia to the north and Indonesia to the south. It is a country with a rich cultural heritage and a mix of different ethnicities and religions. Singapore is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from mountains and forests to beaches and coastlines.

The history of Singapore dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 1000 BC. The country has a long and complex history, with a mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and other influences. Singapore gained independence from Malaysia in 1965, and has since gone through a number of political and economic challenges.

Today, Singapore is a high-income country with a small and diversified economy. The country is known for its manufacturing industry, as well as for its production of agricultural products such as fruits and vegetables. Singapore has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. The official languages of Singapore are English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil, and the country has a diverse population with a mix of different ethnicities and religions.

Independent Yes
Country codes SG, SGP (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Singapore
Official languages English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
Religion 31.1% Buddhism, 20.0% No religion, 18.9% Christianity, 15.6% Islam, 8.8% Taoism, 5.0% Hinduism, 0.6% Others
Capital city Singapore
Continent Asia
Time zone UTC+8 (Singapore Standard Time)
Member of United Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Population 5,969,304 (2023)
Population density 8358 per Km2 (21,646 people per mi2)
Urban Population 100% of the population is urban (5,850,342 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) 27,028
Median age 42.2 years
Total area The total land area is 700 Km2 (270 sq. miles)
Highest point Bukit Timah Hill (164 m, 538 ft)
Lowest point Singapore Strait
GDP per capita $ 72,794 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency Singapore dollar ($, SGD)
Calling code +65
Internet TLD .sg, .新加坡, .சிங்கப்பூர் (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Singapore Wikipedia Page

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