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    Macau Geography - 2002

      Location Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China

      Geographic coordinates 22 10 N, 113 33 E

      Map references Southeast Asia

      total: 25.4 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 25.4 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 41 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 172.4 m

      Natural resources NEGL

      Land use
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100%
      note: "green areas" represent 22.4% (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 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Macau Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Macau Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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