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Macau Introduction

Macau, also spelled Macao, is a Portuguese territory on the southeast coast of China. It consists of the city of Macao, which occupies a peninsula, and three small islands.

The territory has a population of 436,000 and covers about 15 square kilometres. It lies at the mouth of the Zhu Jiang (Pearl River), about 65 kilometres west of Hong Kong.

A Short Background

Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China on 20 December 1999.

China has promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system will not be practiced in Macau and that Macau will enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs.

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Topography of Macau - Read more about the geography and topography of Macau

History of Macau - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Macau

Life & People of Macau - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Macau

Local Cuisine of Macau - Find out delicious local cuisines of Macau

Holidays in Macau - Check out a list of the local holidays in Macau

Festivals in Macau - Learn about the festivals in Macau

Embassies of Macau - Provides an Embassy database for Macau

Administration facts of Macau - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Macau

Newstands in Macau - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Macau

Attractions in Macau - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Macau

Maps of Macau - Discover a detailed map of Macau

Map Database of Macau - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Macau

Flags of Macau - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Macau. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Macau - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Macau

Shopping in Macau - Find out the best places for shopping in Macau

Restaurants in Macau - Browse a list of eat-outs in Macau

Geography of Macau - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Macau

People of Macau - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Macau

Government and Politics in Macau - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Macau.

Economy of Macau - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Macau

Communications in Macau - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Macau

Transportation in Macau - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Macau

Military of Macau - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Macau

Transnational Issues of Macau - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Macau




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