Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China


Região Administrativa Especial de Macau da República Popular da China

Short Form: Macau or Macao

Government: Special Administrative Region

Spoken Language: Cantonese, Portuguese Macanese (Patuá)

Term for Citizen(s): Macanese/Chinese

Drives on the: Left

Climate: Macau has a humid subtropical climate, with average relative humidity between 75% and 90%, seasonal climate is greatly influenced by the monsoons, and differences in temperature and humidity between summer and winter are noticeable, though not as great as inland China. The average annual temperature of Macau is 22.7 °C (72.9 °F), July is the warmest month, with the average temperature being 28.9 °C (84.0 °F). The coolest month is January, with a mean temperature of 14.5 °C (58.1 °F).

Time Zone: Macao Standard Time (MST) UTC+8 (No time difference with Philippines)

Currency: The Macao pataca, Macau pataca, or Macanese pataca (Portuguese: Pataca de Macau; Chinese: 澳門圓; ISO 4217 code: MOP) is the currency of Macau. It is subdivided into 100 avos (仙; sin), with 10 avos called ho (毫) in Cantonese. The abbreviation MOP$ is commonly used.


Freq. used 10, 50 avos, MOP$1, MOP$5
Rarely used 20 avos, MOP$2, MOP$10
Banknotes MOP$10, MOP$20, MOP$50, MOP$100, MOP$500, MOP$1000

Calling code: +853

Distance: From Manila to Macau is 734 Miles (1181.2 Kilometers / 637.4 Nautical Miles).

Flight Time: Approximate travel time from Manila (MNL) to Macau(MFM) is: 2 hours, 25 minutes.

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