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Location & Time

Macao is located in Guangdong province, on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta, at latitude 22º 14' North, longitude 113º 35' East and connected to Gongbei District by the Border Gate (Portas do Cerco) isthmus.

The Macao Special Administrative Region has an area of 32.9  km2, comprised of the Macao Peninsula (9.3 km2 and connected to Mainland China), Taipa (7.9 km2), Coloane (7.6 km2), the reclaimed area COTAI (6.0 km2), Zone A of the new district (1.4 km2) and Macao Administration Zone on the Artificial Frontier Island of Zhuhai-Macao of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (0.7km2). Three bridges connect Macao to Taipa (one of them is 2.5 km long, the other one is 4.4 km long and the third one is 2.1 km long).

Besides the Border Gate (Portas do Cerco) - the visitor can access Mainland China through the COTAI Frontier Post. Immigration and Customs is located in the reclaimed area between Taipa and Coloane.

Macao is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.