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Macau,China: see MacaoMacao
, Port. Macau, Mandarin Aomen, special administrative region of China, formerly administered by Portugal (2005 est. pop. 449,000), 10.8 sq mi (28.2 sq km), adjoining Guangdong prov.
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Official name: Macau Special Administrative Region [of China]
Internet country code: .mo
Flag description: Light green with a lotus flower above a stylized bridge and water in white, beneath an arc of five gold five-pointed stars: one large in center of arc and four smaller
Geographical description: Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China
Total area: 10.9 sq. mi. (28.2 sq. km.)
Climate: Subtropical; marine with cool winters, warm summers
Nationality: noun: Macanese, Chinese (singular and plural); adjective: Macanese, Chinese
Population: 456,989 (July 2007 CIA est.)
Ethnic groups: Chinese 95.7%, Macanese (mixed Portuguese and Asian ancestry) 1%, other 3.3%
Languages spoken: Portuguese (official), Cantonese (official), Hokkien, Mandarin, other Chinese dialects
Religions: Buddhist, Roman Catholic