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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

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More than 8,000 Highlanders, a third of the population of Shetland, signed a petition for Mr Makao to stay.
Mr Makao moved to Shetland with his mother, sister and stepfather in 1993.
Sakchai Makao, 23, who has lived in Lerwick since he was 10, was taken to Durham jail two weeks ago.
And supporters, including his MP Alistair Carmichael and his Shetland Recreational Trust employers, were "delighted" yesterday at a hearing in North Shields when Mr Makao was freed pending a full probe on July 7.
Sakchai Makao, 23, who has lived in Lerwick, Shetland, for more than 10 years, was arrested by immigration officials in a dawn raid last week.
Sakchai Makao, 23, who has lived in the Shetland Islands since he was nine, was seized by immigration officers last week as part of the Government's crackdown on foreign nationals with a criminal record.