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Macau – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

Macau: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

System of government: Chinese territory under Portuguese administration
Capital: Macao (Macau)
Location: On southern coast of China, about 60 km from Hong Kong; Macau consists of the Macau Peninsula and the islands of Taipa and Coloane
Area: 16 sq km
National composition: Chinese, Portuguese
Official language: Portuguese
Currency: Pataca = 100 avos

The economy of Macau depends on entrepot trade in its free port, manufacturing such products as firecrackers, preserves, salted fish and vegetable oil, and tourism. Macau has legalized gambling facilities.

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