Where is Macao?

Located in Eastern Asia, Macao has a 3.00 km border with China.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Macao is an Asian country covering 28.00 km2. This makes it the 9th smallest region in the world 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.

Geography

Macao has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is South China Sea. Its highest elevation is Coloane Alto which is 172m above tall.

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

Population

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 dialing code for the country is 853.

Government

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

Economy

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.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017