The Republic of Singapore is made up of over 60 islands. The country's land area has grown from 581 square kilometres in the 1960s to 719 square kilometres (+24%) in 2015, all through land reclamation projects.
Singapore's history is based on its strategic importance as a port, and today it remains one of the busiest ports in the world. The country is among the wealthiest and most globalized on earth.
Singapore maintains excellent relationships with its neighbours, and many countries all over the world.