Regions of Singapore

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The regions of Singapore are urban planning subdivisions demarcated by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore to aid in its planning efforts. Over time, however, these 5 regions have also been adopted by other governmental organisations in their administrative work, such as their usage in the census of 2000 by the Department of Statistics. The regions are further subdivided into 55 urban planning areas, which include two water catchment areas.

While utilised by some governmental organizations, these regions are not administrative subdivisions. For administrative purposes, Singapore is divided into five districts and further divided into divisions governed by councils and headed by mayors. These subdivisions are incompatible with the regions subdivisions. The regions are fixed over time while the districts fluctuate with electoral redistricting.

Region[1] Largest Town Area
2006-06-30 1)
Central Region Bukit Merah 132.7 903,100 6805 22
East Region Bedok 93.1 673,600 7235 6
North Region 2) Woodlands 97.3 472,000 4851 8
North-East Region Hougang 141.1 696,900 4939 7
West Region 3) Jurong West 201.3 851,000 4228 12
Singapore Bedok 704.0 3,600,900 5115 55
1) resident population
2) including Central Water Catchment
3) including Western Water Catchment

Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) 55 urban planning areas (including 2 water catchment areas) are grouped into 5 regions.


  1. ^ with data from Singapore Department of Statistics at

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