World Atlas: Macau. On this page you can see the map, country flag and many detailed information about the people, history and economy of Macau.
Here you can find online selected information about the geography, inhabitants, government, economy and history of Macau. Included are selected statistics, an overview map and the detailed map of Macau. But let's start with the flag of Macau here:
Macau - Overview:
What you should know about Macau? Let's start with this: 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 of the People's Republic of China on 20 December 1999. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's political and economic system would not be imposed on Macau, and that Macau would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign affairs and defense for the subsequent 50 years.
Geography of Macau
Where on the globe is Macau? The location of this country is Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China. Total area of Macau is 28.2 sq km, of which 28.2 sq km is land. So this is quite a small country. How could we describe the terrain of the country? This way: generally flat. The lowest point of Macau is South China Sea 0 m, the highest point Alto Coloane 172 m. And the climate is subtropical; marine with cool winters, warm summers.
Inhabitants of Macau
Let's take a look how many people live in Macau. The number is: 601,969 (July 2017 est.). So not so many people live here. Who lives here? Chinese 88.7%, Portuguese 1.1%, mixed 1.1%, other 9.2% (includes Macanese - mixed Portuguese and Asian ancestry) (2016 est.). What are the languages in Macau? Cantonese 80.1%, Mandarin 5.5%, other Chinese dialects 5.3%, Tagalog 3%, English 2.8%, Portuguese 0.6%, other 2.8%. And the religions: Buddhist 50%, Roman Catholic 15%, none or other 35% (1997 est.). How old are the people in average? 39.3 years. We have to add that this number is the median - so one half of the people is older than this, one half is younger. And what is their life expectancy (at birth)? This: 84.6 years. Where the people live in Macau? Here: population fairly equally distributed. The major urban areas of Macau are: unknown.
Government and Economy of Macau
The capital of Macau is unknown and the government type presidential limited democracy; a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China. Let's take a look at the administrative divisions - none (special administrative region of the People's Republic of China). Regarding the economy of Macau, important industrial products are tourism, gambling, clothing, textiles, electronics, footwear, toys. Important agricultural products are only 2% of land area is cultivated, mainly by vegetable growers; fishing, mostly for crustaceans, is important; some of the catch is exported to Hong Kong. The most important export commodities are clothing, textiles, footwear, toys, electronics, machinery and parts and the most important export partners are Hong Kong 64.1%, China 20.2% (2016). The most important import commodities are raw materials and semi-manufactured goods, consumer goods (foodstuffs, beverages, tobacco, garments and footwear, motor vehicles), capital goods, mineral fuels and oils and the most important import partners are China 36.7%, Hong Kong 8.6%, Italy 7.9%, Switzerland 7.6%, France 7.4%, Japan 6.3%, US 5.8% (2016). How rich is Macau and how rich are people in this country? The most important number here is GDP per capita (PPP): $114,400 (2017 est.). So the people are extremely rich on average here. Let's add that this means Gross Domestic Product per person, which is recalculated with respect to the relative cost of local goods and services. And one more important number - population below poverty line: NA%.