Geography of Singapore


Singapore occupies a small place in the world map, but has vast significance almost in every domain of world affairs. Singapore has 63 islands, which include the mainland Singapore.

This tiny nation has a lot to offer to boost the adrenaline in you. Singapore is situated in the Southeast Asia region and lies between Malaysia and Indonesia.

Singapore's strategic position helps it grow into a major center for trade, communications and tourism.

Its geographical location is 136.8 km north of the equator, between longitudes 103 degrees 38' E and 104 degrees 06' E.

Singapore covers an area of about 699 square kilometers and is considered to be one of the most beautiful nations of the world. The topography of the nation comprises of hills, valleys, sandy and flat land.

Bukit Timah is considered to be the highest point of Singapore and is built up of igneous and granite rocks.

Singapore Strait separates Singapore from Indonesia, and Straits of Johor separates it from Malaysia.

The diamond-shaped island is blessed with a vast coastline of 193 kilometers. The northwestern part of the region is dominated by the hills and valleys made up of sedimentary rocks, while the eastern region features sandy and flat land.

No traces of natural lakes and rivers can be found in Singapore. Some artificial reservoirs and water catchment areas are constructed to meet the demands of local fresh water supply.

Singapore is the perfect destination for you if you wish to enjoy the sun and heat. If sunbathing, swimming, or sailing gives you a picture of a perfect vacation, then there would be no better match for you than this southeast nation.

Singapore, located to the north of equator, has a tropical type of climate. The main features of the climate of Singapore are uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity and abundant rainfall. The geographical location and influence of the sea exert a great impact on the weather conditions of Singapore. The state receives an annual average rainfall of around 2,370 mm. The eastern part of Singapore falls under the rain shadow region and thus, receives less rainfall than the western side.

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