Islands in southeast Asia, ruled since 1965 by the Xīnjiāpō Gònghéguó/Republic of Singapore
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  • Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state. It lies one degree (137 km) north of the equator, south of the southernmost tip of continental Asia and peninsular Malaysia, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south. Singapore's territory consists of a diamond-shaped main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 km²), and its greening policy has covered the densely populated island with tropical flora, parks and gardens.

    Measures of Freedom

    Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
    2014: 7.86, Rank: 40, Personal Freedom: 7.01, Economic Freedom: 8.71, Democracy Index: 5.77
    Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
    2014: 8.71, Rank: 2
    Singapore | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
    2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 51, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 4
    "General elections held in September 2015 were fully contested, with opposition parties putting forward candidates for all available parliamentary seats for the first time since Singapore's independence. Social media were an important part of the campaign, but television and other traditional media, which are mostly aligned with the ruling People's Action Party (PAP), remained more important in shaping voters' views."

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