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Geography of Macau

Macau is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 28 km² (approx. 11 mi²). Continental shelf of Macau is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Macau is located in Asia. Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. Asian countries include, but are not limited to, Russia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and North and South Korea. Macau shares its borders with People's Republic of China. Macau is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Macau is 86 m (282 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Macau is 3 kilometers (~1 miles). Macau has 1 unique land boundary with a neighbouring territory - People's Republic of China. The length of said border is 0.34 km (0 mi).

Cities

Elevation

The average elevation range of Macau is 86 m (282 ft). The highest point of Macau is Coloane Alto, with its official height being 172 m (564 ft). The lowest point of Macau is China Sea. The elevation difference between the highest (Coloane Alto) and lowest (China Sea) points of Macau is 172 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Macau is 28 km² (approx. 11 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Macau is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Macau is approximately 28 km² (~11 mi²). Macau is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

There are 0 km² of arable land in Macau, and it comprises 0% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

Macau is not known for any resources in particular, meaning that its economic output lies within other areas, such the service sector.