Regions of Singapore

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Regions of Singapore
Also known as:
新加坡的地区 (Chinese)
Kawasan Singapura (Malay)
சிங்கப்பூர் பகுதிகள் (Tamil)
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CategoryUnitary state
Location Singapore
Created byUrban Redevelopment Authority
CreatedSeptember 1991 (proposed)[1]
22 January 1999 (gazetted)[2]
Number5 (as of 2018)
Populations557,830 (North Region) – 982,774 (West Region)[3]
Areas93.1 square kilometres (35.9 sq mi) (East Region) – 201.3 square kilometres (77.7 sq mi) (West Region)[3]
GovernmentCDC districts
National Government
SubdivisionsPlanning Areas

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, other governmental organisations have also adopted the five regions in their administrative work, as for example the Department of Statistics in the census of 2000. The regions are further subdivided into 55 planning areas, which include two water-catchment areas. The largest region in terms of area is the West Region with 201.3 km2 (77.7 sq mi), while the West Region is the most populous with 982,774 inhabitants in the area in 2018.[3]

While used 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 region subdivisions. The regions are fixed over time while the districts fluctuate with electoral redistricting.

List of regions[edit]

Region[3] Regional Centre Largest PA by area Largest PA by population Area
Population Population
Central Region Central Area (de facto) Queenstown Bukit Merah 132.7 925,930 6,978 22
East Region Tampines Changi Bedok 93.1 687,500 7,385 6
North Region Woodlands Central Water Catchment Woodlands 134.5 557,830 4,147 8
North-East Region Seletar (proposed) North-Eastern Islands Hougang 103.9 908,490 8,744 9
West Region Jurong East Western Water Catchment Jurong West 201.3 982,774 4,543 12
Total 665.5 3,994,320 6,002 55

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "HistorySG - 1991 Concept Plan is unveiled". National Library Board.
  2. ^ "Singapore Infopedia - Development guide plan". National Library Board.
  3. ^ a b c d 2018 City Population - statistics, maps and charts | SINGAPORE: Regions Retrieved February 11, 2019.

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