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    Macau Geography 2000

      Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China

      Geographic coordinates: 22 10 N, 113 33 E

      Map references: Southeast Asia

      total: 21 sq km
      land: 21 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: about 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      total: 0.34 km
      border countries: China 0.34 km

      Coastline: 40 km

      Maritime claims: not specified

      Climate: subtropical; marine with cool winters, warm summers

      Terrain: generally flat

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: South China Sea 0 m
      highest point: Coloane Alto 174 m

      Natural resources: NEGL

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 2%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 98% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: essentially urban; one causeway and two bridges connect the two islands of Coloane and Taipa to the peninsula on mainland

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