Macau - Região Administrativa Especial de Macau da República Popular da China
Desde 20 de Dezembro de 1999, Macau é uma Região Administrativa Especial da República Popular da China. Antes da data mencionada, foi administrada por Portugal durante mais de 400 anos. É constituída por uma península e duas ilhas (Taipa e Coloane, entretanto ligadas por terra seca, o istmo de Cotai), numa superfície total de 28,6 km². Tem mais de 531 000 habitantes e actua sob o princípio do Governo Central Chinês de "um país, dois sistemas".
Macau - Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China The Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China is a small territory on the southern coast of the People's Republic of China. Administered by Portugal until 1999, it was the oldest European colony in China, dating back to the 16th century. The administrative power over Macau was transferred to the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1999, and it is now one of two special administrative regions of the PRC, together with Hong Kong.
Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Special Administrative Region of ► China since 1999
Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and Portuguese
Chinese folk religion (combination of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism), Roman Catholicism
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Macau, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Macau.
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
Historic map from ca. 1770
Map from 1889
Macau, Hong Kong, Canton and surroundings in 1888 (Meyers Konservationslexikon)
Portuguese Colony of Macau and surroundings in 1912
Notes and references
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↑Romanization according to the Hanyu Pinyin standard: Àomén - Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Àomén Tèbié Xíngzhèngqū.