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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
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
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,
Religions: Buddhist 17%, Roman Catholic 7%, Christian 2%.
Languages: Chinese, Portuguese.
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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