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Flag of Singapore

Name: Singapura
Use: National flag
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 3 December 1959
(reconfirmed 9 August 1965)
Design: A horizontal bicolour of red and white; charged in white in the canton with a crescent facing the fly and a pentagon of five stars resembling Southern Cross.
The national flag of Singapore was adopted in 1959, the year Singapore became self-governing within the British Empire. It was reconfirmed as the national flag when the republic gained independence on 9 August 1965. Prior to its independence, it was the only state flag in Malaysia not to have a 1:2 ratio. The design is a horizontal bicolour of red above white, overlaid in the canton (upper-left quadrant) by a white crescent moon facing a pentagon of five small white five-pointed stars. The elements of the flag denote a young nation on the ascendant, universal brotherhood and equality, and national ideals.

Vessels at sea do not use the national flag as an ensign. Merchant vessels and pleasure craft fly a civil ensign of red charged in white with a variant of the crescent and stars emblem in the centre. Non-military government vessels such as coast guard ships fly a state ensign of blue with the national flag in the canton, charged with an eight-pointed red and white compass rose in the lower fly. Naval warships fly a naval ensign similar to the state ensign, but in white with a red compass rose emblem.

Rules defined by the Singapore Arms and Flag and National Anthem Act govern the use and display of the national flag. These have been relaxed to allow citizens to fly the flag from vehicles during national holidays and from homes at any time of the year.

Design
The Singapore Arms and Flag and National Anthem Rules define the flag's composition and the symbolism of its elements: red symbolises "universal brotherhood and equality of man", and white, "pervading and everlasting purity and virtue". The waxing crescent moon "represents a young nation on the ascendant". The five stars "stand for the nation's ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality". During the second half of the 20th century, the star and crescent symbol came to be recognized as a symbol of Islam, and Singapore's flag came to be seen in this context by the nation's Muslim activists. Singapore and Nepal are the only non-Muslim nations to have a crescent moon in their national flags, and along with Brazil, the only two countries partially or completely located in northern hemisphere to feature the Southern Cross on its flag.

The ratio of the flag is two units high by three units wide. For the manufacturing of flags, the Government of Singapore stated that the shade of red used on the flag is Pantone 032. According to guidelines published by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA), the flag may be reproduced in any size and displayed at all times, but it must be in its specified proportions and colours. MICA recommends the sizes 915 by 1,370 mm (36 by 54 in), 1,220 by 1,830 mm (48 by 72 in) and 1,830 by 2,740 mm (72 by 110 in). The material that is recommended for the national flag is bunting wool.

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Coat of arms
Motto: Majulah Singapura (Malay)
(English: "Onward, Singapore")
Anthem: Majulah Singapura
(English: "Onward, Singapore")
Location of Singapore
Location of Singapore
Capital Singapore (city-state)
1°17′N 103°50′E / 1.283°N 103.833°E / 1.283; 103.833
Largest PA Bedok[1]
1°19′25″N 103°55′38″E / 1.32361°N 103.92722°E / 1.32361; 103.92722
Official languages
  • English
  • Malay
  • Chinese
  • Tamil
Recognised national languages Malay
Official scripts
  • Latin script (English and Malay)
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Tamil
Ethnic groups
(2015)
  • 74.3% Chinese
  • 13.3% Malay
  • 9.1% Indian
  • 3.3% other
Religion
  • 33.2% Buddhism
  • 18.8% Christianity
  • 18.5% Irreligious
  • 14.0% Islam
  • 10.0% Taoism and
    folk religion
  • 5.0% Hinduism
  • 0.6% other
Demonym(s) Singaporean
Government Unitary dominant-party parliamentary constitutional republic
• President
Halimah Yacob
• Prime Minister
Lee Hsien Loong
• Deputy Prime Ministers
Heng Swee Keat
• Parliament Speaker
Tan Chuan-Jin
• Chief Justice
Sundaresh Menon
Legislature Parliament
Independence
from the United Kingdom
Accession to Malaysia
16 September 1963
• Proclamation of Singapore
9 August 1965
• ASEAN Declaration
8 August 1967
Area
• Total
722.5 km2 (279.0 sq mi) (176th)
Population
• 2018 estimate
5,638,700 (113th)
• Density
7,804/km2 (20,212.3/sq mi) (2nd)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$554.855 billion (39th)
• Per capita
$98,014 (3rd)
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$349.659 billion (41st)
• Per capita
$61,766 (8th)
Gini (2017) Negative increase 45.9
medium
HDI (2017) Increase 0.932
very high · 9th
Currency Singapore dollar (S$) (SGD)
Time zone UTC+8 (Singapore Standard Time)
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Driving side left
Calling code +65
ISO 3166 code SG
Internet TLD
  • .sg
  • .新加坡
  • .சிங்கப்பூர்

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