Regions of Singapore
|Regions of Singapore|
|Also known as:
Kawasan Singapura (Malay)
சிங்கப்பூர் பகுதிகள் (Tamil)
|Location||Republic of Singapore|
|Created by||Urban Redevelopment Authority|
|Created||September 1991 (proposed)
22 January 1999 (gazetted)
|Number||5 (as of 2014)|
|Populations||693,500 (East Region) – 939,890 (Central Region)|
|Areas||93.1 square kilometres (35.9 sq mi) (East Region) – 201.3 square kilometres (77.7 sq mi) (West Region)|
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
|Region||Regional Centre||Largest PA||Area
|Central Region||Central Area (de facto)||Bukit Merah||132.7||939,890||7,082.8||22|
|West Region||Jurong East||Jurong West||201.3||903,010||4,485.9||12|
Largest planning areas
Largest planning areas in Singapore
Singapore Department of Statistics population report for 2015
|2||Jurong West||West||272,660||12||Bukit Batok||West||139,270|
|8||Ang Mo Kio||North-East||174,770||18||Kallang||Central||101,210|
|9||Choa Chu Kang||West||174,330||19||Queenstown||Central||98,050|
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- "Singapore Residents by Planning Area/Subzone, Age Group and Sex, June 2000 – 2015" (XLS). Statistics Singapore. Statistics Singapore. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
- City Population - statistics, maps and charts | SINGAPORE: Regions