Geography of Singapore

Geography of Singapore
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ContinentAsia
RegionSoutheast Asia
Coordinates1°17′N 103°50′E / 1.283°N 103.833°E / 1.283; 103.833
AreaRanked 175th
 • Total733 km2 (283 sq mi)
 • Land98.57%
 • Water1.43%
Coastline193 km (120 mi)
BordersLand border crossings namely Woodlands Checkpoint and Tuas Checkpoint, various coastal and air checkpoints linking Malaysia and Indonesia, as well as international destinations.
Highest pointBukit Timah Hill 164 m (538 ft)
Lowest pointIndian Ocean, South China Sea 0 m (0 ft)
Longest riverKallang River 10 km (6 mi)
Largest lakeNone
Exclusive economic zone1,067 km2 (412 sq mi)

Singapore is a very small, heavily urbanised, island city-state in Southeast Asia, located at the end of the Malayan Peninsula between Malaysia and Indonesia. Singapore has a total land area of 724.2 square kilometres (279.6 sq mi).[1]

The Singapore area comprises mainland and other islands. The mainland of Singapore measures 50 kilometres (31 mi) from east to west and 27 kilometres (17 mi) from north to south with 193 kilometres (120 mi) of coastline. These figures are based on 2.515 metres (8 ft 3.0 in) High Water Mark cadastral survey boundaries.[1] It has an exclusive economic zone of 1,067 km2 (412 sq mi).

Singapore is separated from Indonesia by the Singapore Strait and from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor.

  1. ^ a b "Yearbook of Statistics Singapore 2017". Department of Statistics Singapore. Retrieved 30 June 2018.

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