Ten fun facts about Macau


Fact 1
The official name of the country is Macau Special Administrative Region.

Fact 2
95% of the total population of Macau is Chinese while the rest of the 5% comprise of people belonging to Portugal, Europe and other countries.

Fact 3
50% of the residents are Buddhists while the remaining 5% are Roman Catholics and Protestants.


Fact 4
Macau is one of the richest and most densely populated cities in the world. It was the first and last European colony in China.

Fact 5
After Las Vegas, Macau is one of the biggest legalized gambling areas in the world with some of the ritziest casino resorts in the world.

Fact 6
The official languages of Macau are Portuguese and Cantonese. The dialect of Portuguese used in Macau is called Macanese Portuguese. They also speak a distinctive Creole known as Patua.

Fact 7
25 locations and sites in Macau are listed as UNESCO World Heritages.

Fact 8
The climate is subtropical humid with annual precipitation of 89 in. The annual average low temperature in January is 64⁰F while the average high temperature in July is 89⁰F. Occasional typhoons or tropical storms are experienced in the summers and autumns.

Fact 9
The major industries are gambling, entertainment, tourism and financial services (93%) The economy of Macau is mainly dependent on the revenue generated by tourism.

Fact 10
The currency of Macau is Macanese Pataca.


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Is a country located on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong province in the north


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Population
614,500

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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