16 Mar '11, 5am

Some curious data about Singapore

Singapore consists only of one main island and 63 other tiny islands. Most of these islands are uninhabited. Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in the world, with a total land area of only 682.7 square kilometres. The USA is about 15,000 times bigger. Advertisements Apart from Monaco, Singapore is the most densely populated country in the world, with 6,430 people per square kilometre. Singapore became the 117th member of the United Nations on 21 September 1965. Symbolism of the National Flag: Red symbolises universal brotherhood and equality of man while white signifies purity and virtue. The crescent moon represents a young nation on the rise and the five stars signify the ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality. The national flower of Singapore, Vanda Miss Joaquim, was first discovered in 1893 by Agnes Joaquim, an Armenian. The orchid is a na...

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