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Macau Facts & Figures

Flag of Macau
Total area: 28.6 sq km (11 sq mi)
Population (2008 est.): 545,674
Capital and largest city: Macau
Currency: Macau Pataca
Languages: Portuguese, Cantonese (both official), Mandarin and English widely spoken
Religions: Buddhist 85%, Roman Catholic 5%, none and other 10%
Time zone: GMT+8; Daylight Savings Time is not observed
Electricity: AC 220V/50Hz; both "old" UK plugs with 3 round pins and "new" UK plugs with 3 rectangular pins are used

Macau (also spelled as Macao) is a former Portuguese colony, currently one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China (Hong Kong is the other one). Macau lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong province to the north and the South China Sea in the east and south.

Macau is situated on a small peninsula at the mouth of the Pearl River, just south of the The mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. Macau also includes the islands of Taipa and Coloane that are connected with the peninsula with three bridges (to Taipa) and a causeway (from Taipa to Coloane).

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Ruins of St. Paul's (Ruinas de S. Paulo), Macau Picturesque Historic Center of Macau Holy House of Mercy in the Historic Center of Macau Historic Center of Macau 

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