Macau | Location & Information

Where is Macau?
Macau is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.

The other SAR of China is Hong Kong. Today, Macau spelled Macao, is considered to be Asia's largest destination for gambling. In fact, it rakes in more revenue than Las Vegas.

Until 1999, Macau was an overseas territory of Portugal, the last European colony in Asia. The historic presence of Europe can be noted in the city, from the architecture to the people. Macau is one of the world's most densely populated areas. The Portuguese and Macanese population continue to reside in the city; however, most the population is native Chinese.

In addition to the city itself, Macau includes the islands of Taipa and Coloane, which are connected to Macau by bridges and to each other by a causeway. The causeway is now built up into the Cotai Strip.


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