Outline of Macau

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The location of Macau
An enlargeable map of Macau, showing Macau Peninsula, Cotai, Taipa and Coloane.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Macau:

The Macau Special Administrative Region[1] of the People's Republic of China – one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China, the other being Hong Kong. Macau lies 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.[2] The territory has thriving industries such as textiles, electronics and toys, and a notable tourist industry that boasts a wide range of hotels, resorts, stadiums, restaurants and casinos.[3]

General reference

Geography of Macau

Geography of Macau

Location of Macau

Geographic features of Macau

  • Coastline: 41km[5]

Administrative divisions of Macau

Municipalities of Macau

(Cotai, the reclaimed land between the islands of Taipa and Coloane, had not been assigned to any of the parishes as of 2005).

Demography of Macau

Demographics of Macau Total Population: 644,900 (2016 Qtr4 est.)[4]

  • Males: 305,500 (2016 Qtr4 est.) - 47.4% of total population[6]
  • Females: 339,400 (2016 Qtr4 est.) - 52.6% of total population[6]

Population density: 21,100 pop./km2 (2015 est.)[6] - dependency with the highest population density in the world

Government and politics of Macau

Politics of Macau

Branches of the government of Macau

Government of Macau

Executive branch of the government of Macau

Other departments of the government of Macau

Legislative branch of the government of Macau

Judicial branch of the government of Macau

Court system of Macau

Foreign relations of Macau

Foreign relations of Macau

International organization membership

The Macau Special Administrative Region is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Macau

Legal system of Macau

Military of Macau

Military of Macau

History of Macau

History of Macau

Culture of Macau

Street scene in Macau

Culture of Macau

Art in Macau

Sports in Macau

Sport in Macau

Economy and infrastructure of Macau

Economy of Macau – Macau's economy has grown dramatically since the opening up of its casino industry to foreign competition in 2001. With the influx of affluent Chinese tourists in the region since its handover in 1999, foreign investments in Macau has transformed the territory into one of the world's largest gaming centres. In 2007, Macau surpassed Las Vegas to be the world's biggest gambling centre.[7] Tourism hence plays a big part of the city's economy, especially since the relaxation of Chinese travel restrictions. In 2015, this city of 646,800 hosted nearly 30.7 million visitors, 67% of which were from mainland China. [5]

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Education in Macau

Education in Macau

See also



  1. ^ a b "Macau". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 15, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ Macao Yearbook 2007, 475.
  3. ^ Chan, 12-13.
  4. ^ a b "DSEC - 統計數據庫". www.dsec.gov.mo. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  6. ^ a b c "DSEC - 統計數據庫". www.dsec.gov.mo. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  7. ^ Barboza, David (2007-01-23). "Macao Surpasses Las Vegas as Gambling Center". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-17.

External links

  • MacauHub
  • Portal of the government of Macau
  • Government Information Bureau
  • Cultural Affairs Bureau
  • Macau Government Tourist Office
Guides and directories
  • Macau City Guide
  • Macau travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • CIA - The World Factbook — Macau
  • Library of Congress - Country Study: Macau
  • Macau Yearbook
  • Encyclopedia of Macau (in Chinese)
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