Macau (also spelled Macao) is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China. Map of Macau is located in the western Pearl River Delta by the South China Sea. With a population of about 680,000 and an area of 32.9 km2 (12.7 sq mi), it is the most densely populated region in the world. The region stands opposite the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, which is some 40 miles (60 km) away on the eastern side of the estuary.
In the middle of the 16th century, the Portuguese first set foot in Macau. Portugal paid an annual rent and administered the territory under Chinese sovereignty until 1887 when it gained perpetual colonial rights in the Sino-Portuguese Treaty of Peking. The colony was under Portuguese rule until 1999 then to china.
Known worldwide as the “Gambling Capital of the World”, Macau is the only place in China where casino gambling is legal. Macau generates more revenue from gambling than anywhere else on the planet, including more than seven times the revenue generated by “The Strip” in Las Vegas.
Area: 32.9 square kilometers (12.7 square miles)
Location: in the south of China
Area Code: 853
Zip Code: 999078
Language: Cantonese, Portuguese, English, Mandarin
Currency: Macau dollar (MOP$)
Political Map of Macau
Macau is situated on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong province in the north and facing the South China Sea in the east and south. Macau enjoys a high degree of autonomy in all areas except in defense and foreign affairs, its social and economic system, lifestyle, rights, and freedoms are to remain unchanged for at least 50 years after the transfer of sovereignty to P.R. China in 1999.
Geography Map of Macau
Most part of the Macau peninsula is composed of flat land and low hills. There are many natural deep gulfs around Macau. The territory’s highest point is Coloane Alto, 170.6 meters (560 ft) above sea level. Macau enjoys a subtropical marine monsoon climate, characterized by frequent typhoons. With an annual rainfall of 2,000 mm, the average annual temperature is around 22 ℃, and 14.5 ℃ in January, and 29 ℃ in July. The highest and lowest temperatures are 38.9 °C (102.0 °F) on both 2 July 1930 and 6 July 1930 and −1.8 °C (28.8 °F) on 26 January 1948.
Transportation Map of Macau
The Transportation Map of Macau features over 400 km (250 mi) of the road in the territory. The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge, opened in 2018, provides a direct link with the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary. Macau International Airport serves over 8 million passengers each year. It is the primary hub for local flag carrier Air Macau. Ferry services to Hong Kong and mainland China operate out of ferry terminals such as Taipa Ferry Terminal.
Cities Map of Macau
In total, there is 1 city in Macau (China). The largest city is Macau (China) with a population of 667 400. The total population of Macau (China) is 667400 people – 0.009% of the total population of the Earth.