Updated 26 July 2012
Macau Special Administrative Region is a city-state located in the east of the Asian Continent, with a population of
578,025, making it the 16
9th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Macau with a total population
of 578,025. The country encompasses 28.2 square kilometers making it the 226th largest country in total area. It
shares boundaries with Zhujiang Kou, South China Sea and China.

President Hu Jintao of China is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through Election
Committee and holds that position for five years with no term limits. Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai-on is
recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status through selection by a 300-member Election
Committee for a five-year term (eligible for a second term). Its form of government is a limited democracy as a
special administrative region of China and they celebrate the creation of their constitution in March 1993.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Cantonese, Hokkien, Mandarin, other Chinese dialects and other
languages. It counts among its major religions Buddhist, Roman Catholic, none and other. As sources of mass
communication it has 2 FM and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Coloane Alto, its highest point at 172.4 meters and South China Sea, its lowest
point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is Zhujiang Kou and the South China Sea, which measures 41 kilometers
in Coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, gambling, clothing,
textiles, electronics, footwear and toys. Its official currency is the Macanese Patacas.

Here’s something you may not know about Macau. Next to Las Vegas, Macau is one of the world’s biggest
gambling areas.
Happy and joyous
dancers and singers
Coloane Alto- Macau's
highest point
Taipa skyline
overlooking the South
China Sea- Macau's
lowest point
Saint Paul's church
ruins at twilight
Largo De Senado
Taipa airport-we saw
this being built on
"Megastructures" and
is the easternmost
point of Macau
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Jornal Tribuna De Macau

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O Clarim
Macau Tower- the
most popular tourist
destination in Macau
Portuguese cannon at
Fort Macau
Taipa Bridge over the
Pearl River
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A-Ma Temple on Barra
Point- Macau's
westernmost point
Bacalhau- A
Portuguese dish in
Macau of salted cod
Cheoc Van Beach on
Ilha de Coloane-
Macau's southernmost
The Lotus Bridge
which connects Macau
to mainland China
Ponte de Amizade over
the Macau Reservoir-
Macau's easternmost
Sun Yat Sen Park-
Macau's northernmost
Zuhai Gates- Macau's
entry point into China