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    Macau Geography - 1990

      Total area: 16 km2
      land area: 16 km2

      Comparative area: about 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundary: 0.34 km with China

      Coastline: 40 km

      Maritime claims:

      Exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm;

      Territorial sea: 6 nm

      Disputes: scheduled to become a Special Administrative Region of China in 1999

      Climate: subtropical; marine with cool winters, warm summers

      Terrain: generally flat

      Natural resources: negligible

      Land use: 0% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 0% meadows and pastures; 0% forest and woodland; 100% other

      Environment: essentially urban; one causeway and one bridge connect the two islands to the peninsula on mainland

      Note: 27 km west southwest of Hong Kong on the southeast coast of China

      NOTE: The information regarding Macau on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Macau Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Macau Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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