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Singapore

GEOGRAPHY
Location:
  Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia
Geographic Coordinates:
  1 22 N, 103 48 E
Map References:
  Southeast Asia
Area:
  total: 647.5 sq km
land: 637.5 sq km
water: 10 sq km
Area - Comparative:
  slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Land Boundaries:
  0 km
Coastline:
  193 km
Maritime Claims:
  exclusive fishing zone: within and beyond territorial sea, as defined in treaties and practice
territorial sea: 3 nm
Climate:
  tropical; hot, humid, rainy; no pronounced rainy or dry seasons; thunderstorms occur on 40% of all days (67% of days in April)
Terrain:
  lowland; gently undulating central plateau contains water catchment area and nature preserve
Land Use:
  arable land: 2%
permanent crops: 6%
permanent pastures: NA%
forests and woodland: 5%
other: 87% (1993 est.)
Irrigated Land :
  NA sq km
Natural Hazards:
  NA
Environment - Current Issues:
  industrial pollution; limited natural fresh water resources; limited land availability presents waste disposal problems; seasonal smoke/haze resulting from forest fires in Indonesia
Environment - International Agreements:
  party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements


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