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  Macau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Macau was officially founded as a colony of Portugal in 1557 and recognized by the Chinese in 1670.
Macau prospered as a port and was a subject of repeated attempts by the Dutch to conquer it in the 17th century.
Macau comprises of a peninsula, and the islands of Taipa and Coloane.
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 Macau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Macau has played a unique and influential role in relations between China and the West, especially between the late 16th and 19th centuries.
Macau was first settled by the Portuguese in 1557.
Macau is 70 km southwest of Hong Kong and 145 km from Guangzhou.
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 Macau travel information guide
Macau is situated southeast of China, on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta of Guangdong Province.
Macau has a total area of approximately 21 square kilometers, consisting of a narrow peninsula of Macau, which is linked to the People's Republic of China at Portas do Cerco ("Border Gate").
Macau is derived from the name of a Chinese goddess, known as A-Má or Ling Má, and is popular with seafarers and fishermen.
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 History of Macau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Chinese records of Macau date back to the establishment in 1152 of Xiangshan County under which Macau was administered, though it remained unpopulated through most of the next century.
Macau did not develop as a major settlement until the Portuguese arrived in the 16th century.
Macau enjoyed a brief period of economic prosperity during World War II as the only neutral port in South China, after the Japanese occupied Guangzhou (Canton) and Hong Kong.
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 Geography of Macau -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Macau was once an (A land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water) island but gradually a connecting sandbar turned into a narrow (A relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas) isthmus.
There is a 0.34-kilometer-long border between Macau and (A communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world) mainland China and a forty-kilometer-long coastline.
Macau is exposed to (Click link for more info and facts about tropical storm) tropical storms originating from the southern (The largest ocean in the world) Pacific Ocean during the summer.
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 Macau biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, short form Macau or Macao (see Names), is a small territory on the southern coast of China.
Macau is also known as Haojing'ao (壕鏡澳 "Trench-mirror Inlet"), Xiangshan'ao (香山澳 "Fragrant-mountain Inlet"), Liandao (蓮島 "Lotus Island"), as well as "Soda port" (疏打埠).
Macau consists of a peninsula, and the islands of Taipa and Coloane.
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 MACAU FIND IT, CATCH IT, EAT IT
Residents of Macau mostly speak Cantonese natively; Mandarin,, and are also spoken.
Macau is also known as Ho King O (壕鏡澳; pinyin: ''Haojing'ao''; "Trench-mirror Inlet"), Heung San O (香山澳; ''Xiangshan'ao''; "Fragrant-mountain Inlet"), Lin Do (蓮島; ''Liandao''; "Lotus Island"), as well as "Soda Port" (痏打埠).
During the last periods of Portuguese rule, the peninsular (northern) district was administered by the Macau Municipal Council (Câmara Municipal de Macau), and the islands by the Islands Municipal Council (Câmara Municipal das Ilhas).
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 Macau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The name "Macau" (馬交 Cantonese Jyutping: maa3 gaau1) is thought to be derived from "'Templo de A-Má" (媽閣廟 Cantonese Jyutping: maa1 gok3), a still-existing landmark built in 1448 dedicated to the goddess Matsu.
Macau is also known as Ho King O (壕鏡澳; Haojing'ao; "Trench-mirror Inlet"), Heung San O (香山澳; Xiangshan'ao; "Fragrant-mountain Inlet"), Lin Do (蓮島; Liandao; "Lotus Island"), as well as "Soda port" (疏打埠).
In 2004 gambling revenues from Macau's casinos were for the first time greater than those of Las Vegas (each about $5 billion), which means Macau is now the biggest gambling centre in the World.
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 BootsnAll.com - Macau - November 1999
Macau is known as the "Monte Carlo" of the Far East, but some people called it the "Sin City" of Asia.
Macau is only an hour away from Hong Kong by boat.
The 46th Macau Grand Prix will be held on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of November.
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 Macau Topic Center - Travel to China
Macau Security Force On December 20, 1999, the various police force branches of Macau, under the jurisdiction of Security and Justice departments, with the excep...
Macau Law Macau law is broadly based on PortugalPortuguese law, and therefore part of the civil law tradition of continental European legal systems.
University of Macau The University of Macau (Universidade de Macau, 澳門大學, formerly known as University of East Asia), was established in 198
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 Macau Fast Facts
The currency unit in Macau is the Pataca (MOP).
Macau is located on the southeastern coast of China, at latitude 22° 14' North and longitude 113° 35' East.
The city of Macau is built on the peninsula; two bridges of 2.5 kms and 4.5 kms respectively link it to its nearest island of Taipa, which in turn is joined to Coloane by a 2.2 km-long causeway.
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 Macau (01/02)
Macau has only one university (University of Macau); most of its 7,700 students are from Hong Kong.
Macau depends on China for most of its food, fresh water, and energy imports.
Macau's foreign relations and defense are the responsibility of China.
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 NTU Info Centre: Macau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Or the other source: "Ao" from Macau's previous name "Heung San Ao" and "men" from "door", as it is geographically situated at "Cross' Door".
After the leftist military coup of 1974, the now democratic Portuguese government was determined to relinquish all its overseas possessions.
However, since 1976, Portugal had regarded Macau as 'a Chinese territory under Portuguese administration', meaning that the transition to Chinese rule was far less acrimonious than that of Hong Kong.
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 Macau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Macau is only has about 10 square miles of area situated on a tiny peninsula at the mouth of the Pearl River about two miles from the island of Taipa.
Although it is well known that a large proportion of Macau's GDP comes from gambling, people regularly travel to the country in the hope of hitting the jackpot.
Local Macau food is spicy, a unique combination of Chinese and Portuguese cooking methods with influences of Indian and African spices.
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 AllRefer.com - Macau - Geography | Chinese Information Resource
Land reclamation in the seventeenth century made Macau into a peninsula, and a barrier gate was built to mark the separation between the peninsula and the mainland.
Land growth has accelerated since the last quarter of the twentieth century, from 15 square kilometers in 1972 to 16.1 square kilometers in 1983 to 21.3 square kilometers in 1994.
Macau's highest point is at Coloane Alto (174 meters above sea level).
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 Macau News.Net
To the people of Macau, whose history is deeply linked with the sea, her festival is one of the most important of the year.
Later, when her brothers returned, they told the story that at the height of a terrible storm the vision of a beautiful girl had reached out to save them but was unable to hold onto their fathers boat and thus he had perished.
Macau News.Net is part of an international network of news sites, dedicated to the major regions, countries and cities of the world.
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 Geography of Macau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Macau is a city on the southern coast of China.
It is located at the south of Guangdong Province, on the tip of the peninsula formed by the Zhujiang (Pearl River) estuary on the east and the Xijiang (West River) on the west.
Map of Macau, Hong Kong and surrounding countries
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 Macau Tourism and Travel: Facts and Figures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The currency unit in Macau is the Pataca (MOP) which is about USD 8.00.
The climate of Macau is moderate to hot, with an average annual temperature of just over 20°C (68F) and a yearly mean variation between 16°C (50F) and 25°C (77F).
Macau is located on the southeastern coast of China, at latitude 22"14' North and longitude 113"35' East.
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 Macau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Macau, or Macao (馬交, Pinyin ma3 jiao1; known locally as 澳門, Pinyin ao4 men2) is a small city-island on the southern coast of China.
The Portuguese government transfered sovereignty over Macau to PRC in 1999.
Macau comprises two administrative subdivisions: Macau and the islands (Taipa[?] and Coloane[?]).
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 Our World -- Macau
Macau's well-to-do economy has remained one of the most open in the world since its reversion to China in 1999.
Although the territory was hit hard by the 1998 Asian financial crisis and the global downturn in 2001, its economy grew 9.5% in 2002 and 15.6% in 2003.
The Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Macau and mainland China that came into effect on 1 January 2004 offers many Macau-made products tariff-free access to the mainland, and the range of products covered by CEPA was to be expanded on 1 January 2005.
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 1000Countries.com: Macau I: macau, MACAU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Macau is made up of two islands and a compact peninsula dangling...
Macau or Macao, or Macao, Special Administrative Region of China, on the south-eastern coast of China, west of Hong Kong...
Macau is a rich repository of Chinese culture, preserving the classic architecture of traditional temples, and offering an insight into the beliefs and practices of religions.
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 Macau Travel - Macau Travel Hotel Vacation Guide
Located in Eastern Asia and bordering the South China Sea and China, Macau is a city with one causeway and two bridges connect the two islands of Coloane and Taipa to the peninsula on mainland.
With land area 25.4 square kilometers, Macau is about 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC of the United States.
Macau was colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century and became the first European settlement in the Far East.
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 FREE In-depth report - Geography - Macau
Location, Size, Border, and Coastline: Macau is located in the southern part of China's Guangdong Province, on the tip of the peninsula formed by the Zhujiang (Pearl River) estuary on the east and the Xijiang (West River) on the west.
Topography: Macau has generally flat terrain resulting from extensive land reclamation, but numerous steep hills mark the original natural land mass.
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 Geography Of Macau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
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 Macau on Almondnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Macau - a Portuguese province on the south coast of China and two islands in the South China Sea; reverts to China in 1999 Macao possession - a territory that
Introduction Air Macau was established on 13 September 1994.
Hotel Royal Macau is located at foot of the Colina da Guia, where the historical 17th century Guia Fort and Lighthouse...
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 Macau, Map and Flag
Macau's economy four years after reversion to China remains one of the most open in the world.
The liberalization of Macao's gambling monopoly may contribute to GDP growth, as the three companies awarded gambling licenses have pledged to invest $2.2 billion - roughly 33% of GDP - in the territory.
Much of Macau's textile industry may move to the mainland as the Multi-Fiber Agreement is phased out.
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 Macau - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
LOCATION and GEOGRAPHY: Macau is located on the southern coast of China on the Pearl River.
It consists of the Macau Peninsula and the two southern islands of Taipa and Cologne.
In 1987 China and Portugal signed an agreement under which control of Macau will be transferred from Portugal to China in 1999.
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 CIA - The World Factbook 2002 -- Macau
Macau's economy two years after reversion to China remains one of the most open in the world, according to the World Trade Organization.
China already has extended support by easing restrictions on travel to Macau and is proposing a China-Hong Kong-Macau free trade area.
Mainlanders, however, have been excluded from bidding on the gambling industry licenses that Macau is offering to break up the territory's four-decade-old gambling monopoly.
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 Macau
Macau reverted to Chinese administration on 20 December 1999.
Gang violence, a dark spot in the economy, probably will be reduced in 2000-01 to the advantage of the tourism sector.
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 The World Factbook 2000 -- Macau
Background: Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East.
Suffrage: direct election 18 years of age, universal for permanent residents living in Macau for the past seven years; indirect election limited to organizations registered as "corporate voters" (257 are currently registered) and a 300-member Election Committee drawn from broad regional groupings, municipal organizations, and central government bodies
Gang violence, a dark spot in the economy, probably will be reduced in 2000 to the advantage of the tourism sector.
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