Map and geography of Macau


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Where is Macau?

Macau can be found in southern China on a small peninsula and 1 island. Its shores are washed by the South China Sea.

The city is adjacent to mainland China and, following the construction of the "HZMB" tunnel and bridge complex, has a land border with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Online map of Macau

Check out several maps of Macau to easily find out where to stay, where the greatest concentration of attractions or hiking trails are.


Macau consists of the Macau Peninsula and 2 former islands to the south, Taipa and Coloane. Reclamation between the islands has created the new Cotai area, which is mainly home to new casinos. This area has effectively merged the islands of Taipa and Coloane into one large island.

Usually the whole island is called Taipa or Cotai, and the term "Coloane" is used especially for the village with colonial architecture in the south of the island.

Since 1912, the area has tripled from 40 to 115 square kilometres by the construction of new artificial islands and peninsulas. Macau is one of the smallest territories in the world.

The peninsula and islands are connected by bridges.

Macao is adjacent to Zhuhai on the border with China, and there is a large exchange of goods between the two cities and population movements in both directions.

Macau has no fields or extensive natural areas. The only forested area is the former island of Coloane, through which several hiking trails lead.

Macau in numbers

At the end of this chapter, we also present some interesting geographical records of Macau.

  • The highest mountain - Coloane Alto (172 m above sea level)
  • Longest river - Macau has no natural rivers
  • Neighbouring areas - 2 (Mainland China, Hong Kong)
  • Length of coastline - 90 km
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