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".
Macao - Macao Special Administrative Region The Macao Special Administrative Region 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 Macao was transferred to the People's Republic of China in 1999, and together with Hong Kong, it is now one of two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Macao, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Macao.
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
Historic map from ca. 1770
Map from 1889
Macao, Hong Kong, Canton, and surroundings in 1888 (Meyers Konservationslexikon)
Portuguese Colony of Macao 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.