Regions of Singapore

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Regions of Singapore
Kawasan Singapura (Malay)
新加坡的地区 (Simplified Chinese)
சிங்கப்பூர் பகுதிகள் (Tamil)
Singapore Planning Regions.png
Category Unitary State
Location Republic of Singapore
Number 5
Populations 472,000 (North Region) – 903,100 (Central Region)
Areas 82 square miles (210 km2) (East Region) – 125 square miles (320 km2) (West Region)
Government Council government
Subdivisions Division

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
2014-09-26 1)
Central Region Bukit Merah 132.7 946,240 7131 22
East Region Bedok 110.0 692,040 6291 6
North Region 2) Woodlands 134.5 521,510 3877 8
North-East Region Hougang 138.1 810,200 5867 7
West Region 3) Jurong West 201.3 900,820 4475 12
Singapore Bedok 718.3 3,870,740 5389 55
1) resident population
2) including Central Water Catchment
3) including Western Water Catchment


  1. ^ with data from Singapore Department of Statistics at

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