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Outram, Singapore
Singapore
Singapore
(/ˈsɪŋ(ɡ)əpɔːr/ ( listen)), officially the Republic
Republic
of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree (137 kilometres or 85 miles) north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands
Riau Islands
to the south and Peninsular Malaysia
Peninsular Malaysia
to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets
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Singapore (other)
Singapore
Singapore
is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. Singapore, Singapur, Singapura, Singhapura, Singhpur, Singhpura and Singpur may also refer to:Contents1 Places 2 Film 3 Music 4 Other uses 5 See alsoPlaces[edit]Singpur, a settlement in Barisal Division, Bangladesh Singapur, Adilabad district, a census town in Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh, India Singpur, a settlement in Gujarat, India Singhpora-Pattan, a town in Jammu and Kashmir, India Singapur, a settlement in Raichur district, Karnataka, India Singpur, a settlement in Madhya Pradesh, India Singpur, a settlement in Maharashtra
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Parliament Of Singapore
The Parliament
Parliament
of the Republic
Republic
of Singapore
Singapore
and the President jointly make up the legislature of Singapore, which is based on the Westminster system. Parliament
Parliament
is unicameral and is made up of Members of Parliament
Parliament
(MPs) who are elected, as well as Non-constituency Members of Parliament
Parliament
(NCMPs) and Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) who are appointed. Following the 2015 general election, 89 MPs and three NCMPs were elected to the 13th Parliament. Nine NMPs were appointed during the first session of this Parliament
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Singaporean
Buddhism
Buddhism
· Islam
Islam
· Hinduism
Hinduism
· ChristianityAlso: Taoism
Taoism
· Sikhism
Sikhism
· Chinese folk religionRelated ethnic groups Malaysians
Malaysians
· Bruneians · Indonesians Singaporeans
Singaporeans
or Singaporean people are citizens of the city-state of Singapore[2] – a multi-racial and multi-cultural country with ethnic Chinese, Indians, and Malays historically making up the vast majority of the population, hailing from various ethnic groups of China, India, and the Malay Archipelago. In 1819, the port of Singapore
Singapore
was established by Sir Stamford Raffles, who opened the port to free trade and free immigration on the south coast of the island. Many immigrants from the region settled in Singapore
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Politics Of Singapore
The politics of Singapore
Singapore
takes the form of a parliamentary representative democratic republic whereby the President of Singapore is the head of state, the Prime Minister of Singapore
Singapore
is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the cabinet from the parliament, and to a lesser extent, the President. Cabinet has the general direction and control of the Government
Government
and is accountable[1] to Parliament. There are three separate branches of government: the legislature, executive and judiciary, though not necessarily meaning that there is a separation of power, but abiding by the Westminster system.[2] Legislative power
Legislative power
is vested in both the government and the Parliament of Singapore
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Unitary State
A unitary state is a state governed as a single power in which the central government is ultimately supreme and any administrative divisions (sub-national units) exercise only the powers that the central government chooses to delegate. The majority of states in the world have a unitary system of government. Of the 193 UN member states, 165 are governed as unitary states. In a unitary state, sub-national units are created and abolished (an example being the 22 mainland regions of France
France
being merged into 13), and their powers may be broadened and narrowed, by the central government. Although political power may be delegated through devolution to local governments by statute, the central government remains supreme; it may abrogate the acts of devolved governments or curtail their powers. The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is an example of a unitary state
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Dominant-party System
A dominant-party system or one-party dominant system is a system where there is "a category of parties/political organisations that have successively won election victories and whose future defeat cannot be envisaged or is unlikely for the foreseeable future".[1] Many are de facto one-party systems, and often devolve into de jure one-party systems
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Parliamentary System
A parliamentary system is a system of democratic governance of a state where the executive branch derives its democratic legitimacy from its ability to command the confidence of the legislative branch, typically a parliament, and is also held accountable to that parliament. In a parliamentary system, the head of state is usually a different person from the head of government
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Republic
A republic (Latin: res publica) is a form of government in which the country is considered a "public matter", not the private concern or property of the rulers. The primary positions of power within a republic are not inherited. It is a form of government under which the head of state is not a monarch.[1][2][3] In American English, the definition of a republic refers specifically to a form of government in which elected individuals represent the citizen body[2] and exercise power according to the rule of law under a constitution, including separation of powers with an elected head of state, referred to as a constitutional republic[4][5][6][7] or representative democracy. [8] As of 2017[update], 159 of the world's 206 sovereign states use the word "republic" as part of their official names – not all of these are republics in the sense of having elected governments, nor is the word "republic" used in the names of all nations with elected governments
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President Of Singapore
The President of the Republic
Republic
of Singapore
Singapore
is the country's head of state. Singapore
Singapore
has a parliamentary system of government. Executive authority is exercised by the Cabinet led by the Prime Minister of Singapore. The current president is Halimah Yacob, who was elected unopposed at the 2017 presidential election. She is the first female President of Singapore
Singapore
and first Malay head of state in 47 years since the death of Yusof Bin Ishak, Singapore's first president. The national constitution sets strict eligibility conditions for the presidency. Before 1993, the president was chosen by the Parliament of Singapore. As a result of constitutional amendments passed in 1991, the presidency became a popularly elected office with certain custodial powers, particularly over government expenditure and key appointments to public offices
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Halimah Yacob
Halimah binti Yacob (Jawi: حليمة بنت يعقوب; born 23 August 1954) is a Singaporean politician who is the current President of Singapore. Formerly a member of the country's governing People's Action Party (PAP), she was the ninth Speaker of Parliament,[1] from January 2013 to August 2017
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Prime Minister Of Singapore
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore
Singapore
(Malay: Perdana Menteri Republik Singapura; 新加坡共和國總理; Chinese: 新加坡共和国总理, pinyin: Xīnjiāpō gònghéguó zǒnglǐ; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசின் பிரதமர், Ciṅkappūr kuṭiyaraciṉ piratamar) is the head of the government of the Republic of Singapore, and the most powerful person in Singapore's politics. The President of Singapore
President of Singapore
appoints as Prime Minister a Member of Parliament (MP) who, in his or her opinion, is most likely to command the confidence of a majority of MPs. In practice, the Prime Minister is usually the leader of the majority party in the legislature. Under the Constitution of Singapore, executive power is vested in the President. However, the Constitution also vests "general direction and control of the government" in the Cabinet
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Lee Hsien Loong
Lee Hsien Loong
Lee Hsien Loong
(Chinese: 李显龙; Tamil: லீ சியன் லூங்; born on 10 February 1952) is a Singaporean statesman serving as the 3rd and current Prime Minister of Singapore
Prime Minister of Singapore
since 2003. He took over the leadership of the People's Action Party
People's Action Party
(PAP) when former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong
Goh Chok Tong
stepped down from the position to become the new Senior Minister. Lee then led his party to victory in the 2006, 2011 and 2015 general elections. He began his current term on 15 January 2016 following the opening of Singapore's 13th Parliament
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Geography Of Singapore
Geography
Geography
(from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, literally "earth description"[1]) is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth.[2] The first person to use the word "γεωγραφία" was Eratosthenes (276–194 BC).[3] Geography
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Religion In Singapore
Religion in Singapore
Singapore
(census 2015)[1]    Buddhism
Buddhism
(33.2%)   Taoism and folk religion (11.0%)   None (18.3%)   Christianity (18.8%)   Islam (14.0%)   Hinduism (5.0%)    Sikhism
Sikhism
or Other religion (0.6%)Life in SingaporeCulture Dance Demographics Driving Economy Education Film Holidays Languages Literature Music Politics Religion Singapore
Singapore
English Sports Transport Conscriptionv t eReligion in Singapore
Singapore
is characterized by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices due to its diverse ethnic mix of peoples originating from various countries. Most major religious denominations are present in Singapore
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List Of Countries And Dependencies By Area
This is a list of the world's countries and their dependent territories by area, ranked by total area. Entries in this list, include, but are not limited to, those in the ISO standard 3166-1, which includes sovereign states and dependent territories
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