How Big Is Singapore?

Singapore encompasses a total area of approximately 270 square miles. As of 2015, it ranks as the 192nd largest country in the world in terms of size.

Officially referred to as the Republic of Singapore, this tiny southeastern Asian nation covers around 265 square miles of land and 4 square miles of water. Compared to Washington, D.C., Singapore is a little more than 3.5 times the area of the capital of the United States.

Being an island state, Singapore does not share land borders with other countries. Its maritime dominion encompasses 3 nautical miles of territorial sea. Based on international convention, Singapore's exclusive fishing zone includes the areas within and beyond its territorial sea.