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Geography of Singapore

Singapore is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 697 km² (approx. 269 mi²). Continental shelf of Singapore is approximately 1,067 km² (around 412 mi²). Singapore is located in Asia. Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. Asian countries include, but are not limited to, Russia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and North and South Korea. Singapore is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Singapore is 82 m (266 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Singapore is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Singapore has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of Singapore is Singapore. The largest city in Singapore is Singapore.

Elevation

The average elevation range of Singapore is 82 m (266 ft). The highest point of Singapore is Bukit Timah, with its official height being 164 m (538 ft). The lowest point of Singapore is Singapore Strait. The elevation difference between the highest (Bukit Timah) and lowest (Singapore Strait) points of Singapore is 164 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Singapore is 697 km² (approx. 269 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 1,067 km² (~412 mi²). The continental shelf of Singapore is approximately 1,067 km² (around 412 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Singapore is approximately 1,764 km² (~681 mi²). Singapore is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

20 km² of Singapore's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 3% of all the land in the country. There are 10 km² of arable land in Singapore, and it comprises 1% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

The most notable natural resources found in Singapore are fish, deepwater ports.