Atlas of Macau

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中文 澳門 - 中華人民共和國澳門特別行政區[1]


粵語 澳門 - 中華人民共和國澳門特別行政區[2]


Português 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".

English 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.

Short name Macao
Official  name Macao Special Administrative Region
Status Special administrative region of the► People's Republic of China since 1999
Capital -
Population 650,834 inhabitants
Area 28.6 km²
Major  languages Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and Portuguese
Major  religions Chinese folk religion (combination of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism), Roman Catholicism
More information Macao, Geography of Macao, History of Macao and Politics of Macao
More  images Macao - Macao (Category).

General maps

Location of Macao within China
Map of Macao
Municipalities of Macao
Municipalities of Macao (in Chinese)
Municipalities of Macao (in Portuguese)

History maps

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.

Old maps

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

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  1. Romanization according to the Hanyu Pinyin standard: Àomén - Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Àomén Tèbié Xíngzhèngqū.
  2. No romanization from Cantonese available.

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