Population: 576,642 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Macanese Pataca (MOP)

Official Languages: Cantonese, Portuguese

Unofficial Languages: Mandarin, Hokkien, English, and other Chinese dialects

Main Religions: Buddhism, Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Chinese, Portuguese, and others

Main Sport: Football, Volleyball, Basketball

Political System: Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Chinese New Year (February 8) 

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Labour Day (May 1)

Feast of Bathing of the Lord Buddha (Buddha’s Birthday) (May 14)

Tuen Ng (Dragon Boat) Festival (June 9)

Mid-Autumn Festival (September 16)

National Day of the People’s Republic of China (October 1)

Chung Yeung Festival (October 9)

All Soul’s Day (November 2)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (December 20)

Christmas Day (December 25)