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Macau (Macau/Macao Special Administrative Region)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Macau
Macau Special Administrative Region
StatusA Special Administrative Region of China
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalMacau
Land Area 28 km21
LocationAsia
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesMO, MAC, 4462
Internet Domain.mo3
CurrencyPataca (MOP)4
Telephone+8535

1. Overview

Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 20 December 1999. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's political and economic system would not be imposed on Macau, and that Macau would enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign affairs and defense for the next 50 years.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)6

2. Macau National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for Macau to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of China I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below7:

Christian7.2%
Muslim0.2%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist17.3%
Folk Religion58.9%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated15.4%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Buddhist 50%, Roman Catholic 15%, none or other 35% (1997 est.)8.

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4. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

R & D Spending
Country% RDP PPP
1Korea, S.4.299
2Israel4.119
3Japan3.589
...
115Algeria0.0710
116Cape Verde0.0711
117Trinidad & Tobago0.0512
118Macau0.0513
119Bahrain0.0413
120Colombia0.0413
121Honduras0.0414
122Guatemala0.0412
Gay Equality
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
102Equatorial Guinea10
103Belarus10
104Hong Kong10
105Macau10
106Bahamas10
107Azerbaijan10
108India10
109Haiti10
Data Source

There isn't much information in the database for Macau, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/macau.html
Parent page: The Human Truth Foundation

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#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

OECD
(2016) Research and development (R&D) - Gross domestic spending on R&D. Data from data.oecd.org. Accessed 2016 Sep 28.

UNESCO
Research and Development and a Percent of GDP PPP. Data from unesdoc.unesco.org. Accessed 2016 Sep 30.

World Bank
Research and Development and a Percent of GDP PPP. Data from databank.worldbank.org. Accessed 2016 Sep 29.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  3. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  4. According to ISO4217.^
  5. According to ITU-T.^
  6. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mc.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  7. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  9. OECD (2016) data for year 2014.^
  10. UNESCO data for year 2007.^
  11. World Bank data for year 2011.^
  12. World Bank data for year 2012.^
  13. World Bank data for year 2013.^
  14. World Bank data for year 2000.^

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