Flag of Singapore

Flag of Singapore

The flag of Singapore , which has been adopted together with the national emblem and anthem in 1959, is composed of red and white horizontal stripes. On the left side of the upper red stripe, symbols of a white crescent and five five-pointed stars representing democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality are placed. Moreover, crescent and stars are traditional symbols of Islam and it was placed on the flag to commemorate Malay Muslim minority living in the country. According to the official interpretation, the flag reflects an emergence of a new nation, the red color stands for equality and white for purity and chastity. Before 1959, the flag of Great Britain was used instead of the national flag.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes SG, SGP (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Singapore
Capital city Singapore
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Population 5 703 600 (2019)
Total area 716 km2
Highest point Bukit Timah Hill (164 m, 538 ft)
Lowest point Singapore Strait
GDP per capita $ 64 582 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Singapore dollar ($, SGD)
Calling code +65
Internet TLD .sg, .新加坡, .சிங்கப்பூர்

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