Macau

Macau (/məˈk/; 澳門; 澳门; "Bay gate"), also spelled Macao, officially known as the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a special administrative region on the southern coast of the People's Republic of China. Macau lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong, which is about 64 kilometers to the east, and it is also bordered by Guangdong of Mainland China to the north and the South China Sea to the east and south. With an estimated population of around 636,200 living in an area of 30.3 km2 (11.6 sq mi), it is the most densely populated region in the world.

As Portuguese Macau, it was administered by the Portuguese Empire and its inheritor states from the mid-16th century until late 1999, when it was the last remaining European colony in Asia under Portugal. Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 1550s. In 1557, Macau was rented to Portugal from Ming China as a trading port. The Portuguese Empire administered the city under Chinese authority and sovereignty until 1887, when Macau became a colony. Sovereignty over Macau was transferred to China on 20 December 1999. The Joint Declaration on the Question of Macau and Macau Basic Law stipulate that Macau operate with a high degree of autonomy until at least 2049, fifty years after the transfer.

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Chinese tourists visiting Southeast Asia during Lunar New Year up 30%

Beijing News 23 Feb 2024
... with 2019, and bookings to Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and South Korea also increased ... In Macau, the only place in China where citizens can legally gamble in casinos, more than a million Chinese tourists visited over the holiday, with average hotel occupancy rates reaching 95 percent....
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Chinese tourists flock to Southeast Asia as overseas travel bounces back

The News International 21 Feb 2024
The gambling hub of Macau, the only place in China where citizens can legally gamble in casinos, was visited by more than a million Chinese tourists over the holiday, with average hotel occupancy rates reaching 95 percent, according to official data ... and Wynn Macau 1128.HK....
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Chinese Lunar New Year travel boosts Asian tourism

Hindustan Times 20 Feb 2024
The gambling hub of Macau, the only place in China where citizens can legally gamble in casinos, recorded a surge in Chinese tourists with more than a million visiting over the holiday and average hotel occupancy rates reaching 95%, according to official data ... and Wynn Macau....
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