Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Macao

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MACAO
MACAO

Macao became a Special Administrative Region of China, like Hong Kong, on 20th December 1999.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Macao - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

853

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

MO

Internet country code

MO

GRC Country Code

MCA

Macao - Number format

   1,234.45

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Macao - Date formats

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   Note: This section last updated 11th May 2021
   dd/mm/yyyy (when the text is in Portuguese or English)

When text is in Chinese:

   yyyy-mm-dd
   yyyy/mm/dd
   yyyy.mm.dd 

Chinese separators are also used.

   14:32

Macao - Languages

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The national language is Portuguese External, spoken by about 2 000 first-language speakers and 11 500 second language speakers. Almost the whole population speak Yue Cantonese External. There are a small number of speakers of Macanese External, a Portuguese creole, and English External is also spoken.

Macao - Example address formats

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   Note: This section last updated 13th August 2020

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For mail to post office boxes the address will include the name of the post office. Addresses may sometimes also include the parish name.

image Street sign (in Chinese and Portuguese), Macao

   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Macao - Postal codes

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   Note: This section last updated 11th April 2020

Macao has no postal code system. China Post does use the domestic postal code 999078 for post to Macao.

Macao - Postal code format graphic

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Macao - Postal code format

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Macao - Postal code specifics

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Macao - Postal code regular expression

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Macao - Postal code level of coverage

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Macao - Postal code map

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Macao - Administrative districts

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   Note: This section last updated 5th December 2017

Macao is divided into 8 parishes External (freguesias):

   Coloane (São Francisco Xavier) External
   Cotai External
   Nossa Senhora de Fátima External
   Santo António External
   São Lázaro External 
   São Lourenço External
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   Taipa (Nossa Senhora do Carmo) External

Administrative districts graphic

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Telephone numbers in Macao

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Numbers in Macao do not have area codes, and have a length of 8 digits when called from abroad. Mobile numbers commence with a 6.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

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