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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Category Unitary State
Location Republic of Singapore
Created by Urban Redevelopment Authority
Created September 1991 (proposed)[1]
22 January 1999 (gazetted)[2]
Number 5 (as of 2014)
Populations 693,500 (East Region) – 939,890 (Central Region)[3][4]
Areas 93.1 square kilometres (35.9 sq mi) (East Region) – 201.3 square kilometres (77.7 sq mi) (West Region)[4]
Government CDC districts
National Government
Subdivisions Planning 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 Central Region is the most populous with 939,890 inhabitants in the area in 2015.

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

List of regions[edit]

Region[4] Regional Centre Largest PA Area
Population Population
Central Region Central Area (de facto) Bukit Merah 132.7 939,890 7,082.8 22
East Region Tampines Bedok 93.1 693,500 7,449 6
North Region Woodlands Woodlands 134.5 531,860 3,954.3 8
North-East Region Seletar Hougang 103.9 834,450 8,031.3 7
West Region Jurong East Jurong West 201.3 903,010 4,485.9 12
Total 665.5 3,902,710 31,003.3 55

Largest planning areas[edit]

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