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Macau Geography




Macau    Geography Top of Page
Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China
Geographic coordinates: 22 10 N, 113 33 E
Map references: Southeast Asia
Area: total:  21 sq km

land:  21 sq km

water:  0 sq km
Area - comparative: about 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries: total:  0.34 km

border countries:  China 0.34 km
Coastline: 40 km
Maritime claims: not specified
Climate: subtropical; marine with cool winters, warm summers
Terrain: generally flat
Elevation extremes: lowest point:  South China Sea 0 m

highest point:  Coloane Alto 174 m
Natural resources: NEGL
Land use: arable land:  0%

permanent crops:  2%

permanent pastures:  0%

forests and woodland:  0%

other:  98% (1998 est.)
Irrigated land: NA sq km
Natural hazards: typhoons
Environment - current issues: NA
Geography - note: essentially urban; one causeway and two bridges connect the two islands of Coloane and Taipa to the peninsula on mainland

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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