In Southeast Asia stretches RepublicSingapore. It is a city-state that occupies the island separated by the Straits of Johor from the Malay Peninsula. Singapore Island border with Indonesia and the Sultanate of Johor (Malaysia). Currently, the state owns 63 islands. Chief among these is Singapore. Large tracts of land are also considered Ubin, Sentosa, Bran-Tekong Besar, Sudong and Semakau. The area of the country has been steadily increasing due to land reclamation.
Singapore weather conditions
The country is situated almost on the equator. Therefore, the air temperature is changing slightly. This is an area of equatorial climate. Here, a large amount of precipitation falls. Minimum temperature, which was recorded in the city was 20 degrees, and the maximum is 36 degrees. On the islands of Singapore lacks both intense heat and cold.
One of the best islands considered to Sentosa. There are good sandy beaches are located. The island operates the world's largest theme park - Universal Studios. In addition, it runs a huge aquarium "Sea Life". Chief of the state island - Singapore, is the most interesting attraction. It is also called Pulau Udzhon. The island has the 4th quarter: Indian, Chinese, Arabic and Malay. Most of the people in the country live in Singapore. From the equator it is separated 137 km. The island has a length of about 42 km and a width of about 23 km. Its area is 617.1 square meters. km. It is characterized by a flat relief. Maximum high place - Bukit Timah Hill, which reaches 164 meters South of the island takes Singapore.. To the west of it stretches urban village - Jurong, which is a major industrial center.
The original inhabitants of the islands are considered to SingaporeMalays. Immigrants from other countries appeared on the islands after the onset of the British colony. Today, the Chinese dominate the population. In addition to populate them Malays, Indians, Sri Lankans, Pakistanis and others. Singapore ranked among the most populous countries of the world. Therefore, the island experienced a number of environmental problems. Small area of the country, combined with high urbanization only aggravate the situation. If earlier there were thickets of Singapore island, tropical trees, is nowadays more than half of the natural wealth has been lost. Evergreens are preserved only on the coasts. The beauty of nature is famous island Semakau who actively takes a rest. To the south is the island's main city of battle. It has a small size, but rich history.