Singapore has had a unitary government since independence. It defines regions, districts, and so on as needed for the nonce, but they change frequently. I had optimistically listed five districts as of 2001, but they proved to be as ephemeral as the rest. Those five are still shown under Change history.
ISO 3166-2 Newsletter Number I-9 was published on 2007-11-28. It contains codes for the five districts, as shown in the main table below.
|Language||Chinese (zh), Malay (ms), Tamil (ta), English (en)|
In 1900, Singapore was one of the Straits Settlements. It had two dependencies: Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands. See the history of Malaysia for the context of Singapore's changes. Singapore gained independence on 1965-08-09.
Hindi singh: lion, pur: city
Singapore has no known administrative divisions.
Singapore uses six-digit postal codes.
The districts are administered by Community Development Councils (CDCs). They are divided into a mixture of group representation constituencies (GRCs) and single member constituencies (SMCs). GRCs consist of several constituencies (sometimes also called divisions or districts); SMCs contain only one such constituency apiece. As of 2004 there are fourteen GMCs and nine SMCs, further subdivided into 84 constituencies. Source  has a breakdown of this administrative structure. As of 2004, there are also 16 town councils, each of which covers one or more GRCs and SMCs.
Singapore consists entirely of islands off the southern tip of the Malay peninsula. By far the largest is Singapore Island. Some others are Pulau Tekong, Pulau Ubin, Sentosa, and Pulau Senang.
The UN LOCODE page for Singapore lists locations in the country, some of them with their latitudes and longitudes, some with their ISO 3166-2 codes for their subdivisions. This information can be put together to approximate the territorial extent of subdivisions.
|Central Singapore||Ang Mo Kio-Cheng San, Central Singapore, Tanjong Pagar|
|North East||Hougang, North East|
|North West||Sembawang-Hong Kah|
|South East||Marine Parade, Potong Pasir|
|South West||Bukit Timah, Sembawang-Hong Kah, Tanjong Pagar|
The 1957 population includes Christmas Island, pop. 2,619.
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