Everyone knows that Singapore is a city-state, but what exactly does that mean? Well, with these maps and figures we’ll take a look at how Singapore stacks up, in size, to other major global cities: Los Angeles, New York, London and Hong Kong. Like Hong Kong, Asia’s other de-facto city-state, not all of Singapore is as urbanized as New York, and most of the city is actually concentrated in a small area surrounding the CBD.
Singapore is 716 square kilometers or 276 square miles
That’s about half the size of Los Angeles (1,302 square kilometers)
Singapore is about 2/3 the size of New York City (1,214 square kilometers)
London (1,752 square kilometers) is more than two times the size of Singapore
Singapore is only 2/3 the size of Hong Kong (1,104 square kilometers), Asia’s other city-state
These maps were created using MAPfrappe, an online tool that allows visitors to draw an outline and overlay it on another part of the map taking projection distortion and scale into account.