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Macau Geography 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 11, 2011

Location:
Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China

Geographic coordinates:
22 10 N, 113 33 E

Map references:
Southeast Asia

Area:
total: 28.2 sq km
country comparison to the world: 237
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 28.2 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]

Area - comparative:
less than one-sixth the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
total: 0.34 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
regional border: China 0.34 km

Coastline:
41 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
not specified

Climate:
subtropical; marine with cool winters, warm summers
More Climate Details

Terrain:
generally flat

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: South China Sea 0 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Coloane Alto 172 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - highest point country ranks ]

Natural resources:
NEGL

Land use:
arable land: 0%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0%
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
other: 100% (2005)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
NA
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
typhoons

Environment - current issues:
NA

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Marine Dumping (associate member), Ship Pollution (associate member)

Geography - note:
essentially urban; an area of land reclaimed from the sea measuring 5.2 sq km and known as Cotai now connects the islands of Coloane and Taipa; the island area is connected to the mainland peninsula by three bridges


NOTE: The information regarding Macau on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Macau Geography 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Macau Geography 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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