Macau map political
Macau map political

Macau map shows the islands with boundaries.

Geography of Macau

Macau, also known as Macao is extracted from the “Ama-gao of China” or “Bay of Ama”, Ama means the sailors’ patron goddess. Macau is a SAR (Special Administrative Region) on the southern coastline of China. The country is situated at the southwestern part of the “Pearl River”, also called “Zhujiang” inlet, and at the opposite of the Hong Kong SAR that lies some 60Km away from the eastern part of the inlet. Macau is surrounded by China along each border barring the southeastern region. Macau shares its boundary with the Pacific Ocean in the southeastern region; with Vietnam in the southwest region; and the island state of Taiwan in the eastern area of Macau.

Demography of Macau

The total population of Macau, as per the UN data is 649,335 as of Aug 2020 that is equal to 0.01% of the entire population of the world. The density of the population in Macau is 21645/SqKm on the overall landmass of 30SqKm and 100% population is urban in Macau. Life expectancy at birth is 84.7 years for both females and males. The infant mortality rate is 2.3deaths/1000 births and the death rate under age 5 is 3.1 deaths/1000 births.

Culture of Macau

The culture of Macau is popularly called Macanese and it is majorly influenced by the Chinese as well as Portuguese traditions. Macau society is primarily distributed into 3 segments – Portuguese (Portugal migrants); Macanese (Chinese-Portugal descendants) and Chinese (China origin). People of Macau believe in family integrity and they give huge respect to the elders. Nearly 96% of people in Macau communicate in Chinese-Cantonese in Min and Yue dialects and around 4% speak Portuguese. The English language is also used in the tourism and commerce sectors. As far as dance, music, art, and craft are concerned, Macanese often gets involved in the “Lion Dance” and “Portuguese Folk Dance” at festivals. Art & craft is quite vivid in their ornaments, usually designed in Chinese style.

Best places to visit in Macau

Ruins of St. Paul’s

Regarded as an iconic structure demonstrating Macau’s history, the church of St. Paul is an attraction not to be missed by any. The ruins of the Cathedral demonstrate the era of the Chinese societies that underwent misery, grief, and torture by the Portuguese. Along with its historical importance, the wonderful building represents an amalgamation of renaissance designs with oriental designed disguises. You can even find images of the “Virgin Mary” preserved in the Cathedral; and the paintings and carvings provide it with a unique sensation, making it one of the best tourist places across Macau.

Taipa

The charismatic community of Taipa Village is serene and calm due to its isolated location; twisting slender streets and vivacious marketplaces. Buildings designed in Portuguese style are very popular in Taipa and there are sufficient historical shrines and colonial design villas to see. You would even enjoy the ethnic Italian and Cantonese foods when you move towards the southern slope of the village.

Senado Square

Situated in the center of Macau, Senado Square occupies a landfill of approx. 4000 hectares. The Square is the heart of cultural events and busy crowds of the vivacious nation. The atmosphere of the Square is highly energetic right from the vibrant shopping centers to delightful Chinese cafes offering tasty local foods.

Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Center

Situated near the attractive shore of the southwestern coastline, the Macau Tower is a highly exciting place to visit across Macau. You would observe the city’s elegant skyline from a 338m height of the Tower and the elevator made of glass offers fascinating vistas as you rise to the top. You may get details of more countries at the Maps Company.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Macau is during October through December as the weather becomes pleasant; March to April is the best time to visit Macau as that’s the springtime.