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Physical Map of Macao showing the Macao Peninsula, islands of Coloane and Taipa, the surrounding states, etc

Macau is a Special Administrative Region of China with an area of 115.4 sq. km. As observed on the physical map of Maco, the region comprises of a peninsula attached to mainland Asia and the islands of Coloane and Taipa in the South China Sea.

Macao was formerly an island itself but was gradually connected to mainland by a growing sandbar. In more recent times, land reclamation has converted it into a peninsula. Constant land reclamation in the region has helped increase the area of Macau over the years.

The Macau Peninsula is mostly flat, but there are a few elevated spots.

Some steep, rolling hills are located on the island of Coloane, and along the southern coastline of the island of Taipa.

The highest point is Coloane Alto at 567 ft. (173 m). It has been marked on the map by a yellow upright trianble.

There are no major rivers or lakes in Macau.

Parishes of Macao Map

Political Map of Macau showing its 7 parishes and special territory of Cotai

Macau is a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China. It has seven parishes for symbolic reasons only. These are: Nossa Senhora de Fátima, Santo António, São Lázaro, Sé, São Lourenço, Nossa Senhora do Carmo, and São Francisco Xavier. 

The Aterror de Cotai is a special territory of Macao that is not part of any of the parishes.

Where is Macao?

Map showing location of Macao in the world. arctic ocean pacific ocean indian ocean australia oceania tropic of capricorn tropic of cancer arctic circle equator africa europe black sea caspian aral sea red sea gulf of aden bay of bengal arabian sea middle east mediterranean sea asia

Macao, formally known as the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is the world's most densely populated region. It is located on the western Pearl River Delta along the coast of the South China Sea in Southeast Asia. Hong Kong is located to the east of Macao. The South China Sea bounds it to the south and east while the Zhuhai city of Guandong, China, borders Macao to the north and west. 

Regional Maps: Map of Asia

Outline Map of Macao

Blank Outline Map of Macau

The blank outline map represents the Macao Special Administrative Region of China. It can be downloaded, printed, and used for coloring or map-pointing activities.

Outline Map of Macau

The outline map represents the Macao Special Administrative Region of China.

Key Facts

Legal Name Macau Special Administrative Region
Independence none (special administrative region of China)


Total Area 28.00 km2
Land Area 28.00 km2
Water Area 0.00 km2
Total Border 3.0 km
Coastline 41.0 km
Climate Subtropical; marine with cool winters, warm summers
Coordinates 22 10 N, 113 33 E
Mean Elevation 0 m
Lowest Elevation 0 m
South China Sea
Highest Elevation 172 m
Alto Coloane


Population 640,445
Largest City

Macao (651,875)

Ethnic Groups Chinese 88.7%, Portuguese 1.1%, mixed 1.1%, other 9.2% (includes Macanese - mixed Portuguese and Asian ancestry) (2016 est.)
Languages Cantonese 80.1%, Mandarin 5.5%, other Chinese dialects 5.3%, Tagalog 3%, English 2.8%, Portuguese 0.6%, other 2.8% (2016 est.)
Religions folk religionist 58.9%, Buddhist 17.3%, Christian 7.2%, other 1.2%, none 15.4% (2010 est.)


Currency patacas (MOP)
GDP $53.86 Billion
GDP Per Capita $84,096.40
Exports Clothing, textiles, footwear, toys, electronics, machinery and parts

This page was last updated on November 9, 2020

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