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    Macau Geography 2001

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

      Geographic coordinates: 22 10 N, 113 33 E

      Map references: Southeast Asia

      total: 21 sq km
      land: 21 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: about 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      total: 0.34 km
      border countries: China 0.34 km

      Coastline: 40 km

      Maritime claims: not specified

      Climate: subtropical; marine with cool winters, warm summers

      Terrain: generally flat

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: South China Sea 0 m
      highest point: Coloane Alto 174 m

      Natural resources: NEGL

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 2%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 98% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: typhoons

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: essentially urban; one causeway and two bridges connect the two islands of Coloane and Taipa to the peninsula on mainland

      NOTE: The information regarding Macau on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Macau Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Macau Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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