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.
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.
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.
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|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|
|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|
|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.)|
|GDP Per Capita||$84,096.40|
|Exports||Clothing, textiles, footwear, toys, electronics, machinery and parts|
This page was last updated on November 9, 2020