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Macao

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMacaoMa‧cao, Macau /məˈkaʊ/ 🔊 🔊 a small area in southeast China, which was a Portuguese province but became part of China in 1999. Population: 583,003 (2014). Main city: Macao. Although it is part of China, it has a system of government that is similar to Hong Kong, and this arrangement is described as ‘one country, two systems’. It is a popular place for tourists and a centre for gambling (gamble ).
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