Where is Macao?

Located in Eastern Asia, Macao has a 3.00 km border with China. It has a 41.00 km coastline.

Macao is a Special Administrative Region within the People’s Republic of China. Therefore, its capital is the same as the People's Republic of China, which is Beijing.

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Macao is an Asian country covering 28.00 km2. and about 96 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 22 10 N, 113 33 E and Macao is the capital city.

The name Macau comes from the A-Ma Temple, built in 1488 and dedicated to Mazu.

Its ISO code is MO.


Macao has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level.

It has a subtropical climate with cool winters and warm summers. Its terrain is generally flat.


Macao has a population of 597,425 making it the 168th largest in the world. The population density is fairly evenly distributed throughout.

Cantonese is the most widely spoken language in Macau. The major ethnic group reported is Chinese. The majority of the population is Buddhist, with a large percentage identifying as non-religious.

The official languages spoken in Macao are Portuguese and Cantonese.

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The dialing code for the country is 853.


It is a special administrative region of China. Its constitution was last ratified in 1993.

Macao serves as a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. It is an autonomous region with the power to conduct its own legal, financial, and policy systems. Military and foreign affairs duties, however, are solely the responsibility of the People’s Republic of China.

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Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Macao's GDP is $63,220,000,000.00 (USD) with $96,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 104th largest economy and its citizens the 5th richest in the world. The currency of Macao is the Pataca (MOP).

Its major export partners are Hong Kong and China. Its main exports are clothing, textiles, footwear, and toys. Its major import partners are China, Hong Kong, and Japan. Its major imports include raw materials and semi-manufactured goods, consumer goods, and capital goods.


Macao gained its sovereignty under the People’s Republic of China in 1999 and adopted its own flag. Macao is now run as an administrative region of the People's Republic of China. Prior to 1999, Macao was under colonial rule of the Portuguese Republic and used the Portuguese flag. In addition to the Portuguese flag, Macao also used a special Macanese flag with the arms of the colony on it. Having been adopted in 1999, Macao’s flag is one of the newest official flags in the world.

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This page was last modified on February 6th, 2018

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