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Fast Facts about Macao / Macau

Geographic coordinates: 22 10 N, 113 33 E
Area: 28.2 sq km
Highest point: Alto Coloane 172 m
Population: 614,458 (July 2019 est.)
Ethnic groups: Chinese 88.7%, Portuguese 1.1%, mixed 1.1%, other 9.2% (includes Macanese – mixed Portuguese and Asian ancestry)
Languages: Cantonese 80.1%, Mandarin 5.5%, other Chinese dialects 5.3%, Tagalog 3%, English 2.8%, Portuguese 0.6%, other 2.8% (2016 est.) – Note: Chinese and Portuguese are official languages
Major Religion: folk religionist 58.9%, Buddhist 17.3%, Christian 7.2%, other 1.2%, none 15.4%
Life expectancy: 81.7 years (male) – 87.7 years (female)
Government type: Executive-led democracy as a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Currency: Macau Pataca (MOP)
Time zone: UTC+8
National holidays: 1 st October National Day (anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China) – 20 December (1999) is celebrated as Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
Telephone international country code: 853

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