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Countries of the World: Macau
Resources about Macau including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Macau GDP (2009): $21.2 billion. GDP real growth rate (2009): 1.3%. Per capita GDP (2009): $38,891. Agriculture: Products--rice and vegetables; most foodstuffs and water are imported. Industry: Types--tourism, gambling, clothing, textiles, electronics, toys, footwear, construction, and real estate development. Trade (2009): Exports--$950 million: textiles and clothing, manufactured goods (especially toys, footwear and machinery and mechanical appliances). Major markets--U.S. 17.1%, Hong Kong 39.3%, mainland China 14.6%, EU 8.2%. Imports--$4.6 billion: consumer goods, foodstuffs, fuels, and raw materials. Major suppliers--mainland China 31.4%, Hong Kong 10.9%, EU 21.2%, U.S. 6.0%, Taiwan 3.0%, Japan 8.2%.

Geography of Macau Area: 29.5 square kilometers total, with 9.3 sq. km. on a peninsula connected to China and the southern islands of Taipa (6.8 sq. km.), Coloane (7.6 sq. km.), and Co Tai (5.8 sq. km., reclaimed land between Taipa and Coloane) linked by bridge and causeway. Terrain: Coastline is flat, inland is hilly and rocky. Climate: Tropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer.

Government of Macau Type: Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China since December 20, 1999 with its own constitution-like charter (the Basic Law). Branches: Executive--chief executive (head of government) selected in 2009; Executive Council (cabinet). Legislative-- Legislative Assembly, returned by a combination of direct and indirect elections and appointments by the chief executive. Judicial--independent judicial system with a high court (the Court of Final Appeal).

Map of Macau This Map of Macau shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Macau The Official Name of Macau is the Macau Special Administrative Region. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Macau Population (first quarter 2010): 542,400. Population growth rate (first quarter 2010): minus 0.7%. Ethnic groups: Chinese, Macanese (mixed heritage), Portuguese, others. Religions: Buddhist 17%, Roman Catholic 7%, Christian 2%. Languages: Chinese, Portuguese. Education: Literacy--91.3%. Health: Infant mortality rate--2.1/1,000. Work force (2009): 322,000. Work force (by occupation, 2009): Manufacturing--5.1%; construction--8.6%; wholesale and retail trade, hotels and restaurants--26.7%; financial intermediation, real estate, and related business activities--10.5%; public administration, other community, social and personal services, including gaming--29.0%; transport, storage and communications--5.3%.

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