Singapore
geographical name 1. island Malay Archipelago in South China Sea off S end of Malay Peninsula; formerly a British crown colony, from 1963 to 1965 a state of Malaysia (federation), an independent republic in the Commonwealth of Nations since 1965, area 255 square miles (660 square kilometers), population 2,685,400 2. city & port, its capital, on Singapore Strait population 206,500 • Singaporean adjective or noun

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