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Macao’s Basic Information

  • Located on the southeast coast of China and on the west coast of the Pearl River Estuary.
  • As of the fourth quarter of 2023, the total population was around 684,000 and the total population in employment was around 371,000, 45.0% of them have received higher education, indicating that the city has reached the level of developed regions in Asia in this aspect. 
  • Located in the East Asian monsoon region, it is hot and rainy in summer, sunny and fresh in autumn, and dry and fairly cold in winter.
  • In addition to Chinese, Portuguese is also used by the executive, legislative and judicial authorities and is also named an official language of Macao. Cantonese is used on a daily basis, and English is widely used in trade, tourism and commerce.

 

Macao is equipped with comprehensive infrastructure, extensive and efficient air, land and marine transport networks

1. Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal

Providing cross-border ferry services for passengers travelling between Macao, Hong Kong and Mainland China.

2. Taipa Ferry Terminal

3. Inner Harbour Ferry Terminal

4. Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge

Macao Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane are connected with four bridges and a landfill area

5. Amizade Bridge

6. Sai Van Bridge

7. Macao Bridge (expected to open to traffic in the third quarter of 2024)

 

8. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

The 55-kilometre-long Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is a sea crossing connecting Hong Kong, Macao and Zhuhai, through which travellers can shuttle between the Hong Kong International Airport and Macao in less than 30 minutes.

9. Border Gate

 

10. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Macao Port

Joint Inspection and One-Time Release is implemented

11. Macao Port Zone of Hengqin Port

12. New Guangdong-Macao Crossing Point (Qingmao Checkpoint)

 

Macau International Airport

  • As of the end of April 2024, the airport provided passenger flights to a total of 42 destinations, covering major cities in Mainland China, such as Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai, as well as international cities, such as Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur. The airport also provided 15 cargo flight routes, serving cities including Doha in Qatar, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Istanbul in Turkey.

 

 

Macao Light Rapid Transit (LRT)

  • Macao Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system is the first rail transit system in Macao, and the LRT lines include Taipa Line, Taipa-Barra Extended Line, Seac Pai Van Line, East Line and Hengqin Extended Line.
  • Officially opened in December 2019, the 9.3-kilometre-long Taipa Line serves stations spanning major residential communities, old villages and tourist areas in the centre of Taipa. It also connects to the border ports. 
  • Since December 2023, the service of Taipa Line has been extended to Barra Station, marking the official connection of the LRT system between Taipa and Macao. 
  • LRT construction projects for the other lines are currently underway

 

Convenient telecommunication service

  • Telecommunication services have been constantly improved, including international communications and Internet.