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Macau Geography Profile 2018

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LocationEastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China
Geographic coordinates22 10 N, 113 33 E
Map referencesSoutheast Asia
Areatotal: 28.2 sq km
land: 28.2 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparativeless than one-sixth the size of Washington, DC
Land boundariestotal: 3 km
regional border(s) (1): China 3 km
Coastline41 km
Maritime claimsnot specified
Climatesubtropical; marine with cool winters, warm summers
Terraingenerally flat
Elevation extremesmean elevation: NA
elevation extremes: lowest point: South China Sea 0 m
highest point: Alto Coloane 172 m
Natural resourcesNEGL
Land useagricultural land: 0%
arable land 0%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%
forest: 0%
other: 100% (urban area) (2011 est.)
Irrigated land0 sq km (2012)
Population distributionpopulation fairly equally distributed
Natural hazardstyphoons
Environment - current issuesair pollution; coastal waters pollution; insufficient policies in reducing and recycling solid wastes; increasing population density worsening noise pollution
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Marine Dumping (associate member), Ship Pollution (associate member)
Geography - noteessentially 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

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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