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Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, Singapore joined Malaysia in 1963, but withdrew two years later and became independent. It subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries, with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest) and with per capita GDP above that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

NOTE: The information regarding Singapore on this page is re-published from the 2000 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Singapore Introduction 2000 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Singapore Introduction Issues 2000 should be addressed to the CIA.