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Coloane (Traditional Chinese: 路環島; Simplified Chinese: 路环岛; Pinyin: Lùhuán Dǎo; Jyutping: Lou6-waan4 Dou2, literally "Road Ring Island") is one of the two main islands of Macau in the People's Republic of China. It is located directly south of the other main island, Taipa (氹仔), and east of the Greater Hengqing Island (大横琴岛) of Zhuhai, Guangdong province. Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Simplified Chinese characters (Simplified Chinese: 简体字; Traditional Chinese: 簡體字; pinyin: jiÇŽntǐzì; also called 简化字/簡化字, jiÇŽnhuàzì) are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音; Traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音; Hanyu Pinyin: , lit. ... Jyutping (Traditional Chinese: 粵拼; Simplified Chinese: 粤拼; pinyin: yuèpÄ«n; Yale: yuhtpÄ«ng; Jyutping: jyut6ping3; sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) in 1993. ... Taipa (氹仔島; Cantonese Jyutping; Tam5 Zai2 Dou2; pinyin: DàngzÇŽi DÇŽo) is an island of Macau in the Peoples Republic of China. ... Zhuhai waterfront Zhuhai Campus of Zhongshan University Zhuhai (Chinese: 珠海; Pinyin: ; lit. ... Guangdong (Simplified Chinese: 广东; Traditional Chinese: 廣東; Pinyin: GuÇŽngdōng; Wade-Giles: Kuang-tung; Postal System Pinyin: Kwangtung or Canton Province, Jyutping: gwong2 dung1), is a province on the south coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


Coloane was known as Jiuaoshan (TC: 九澳山, Cantonese: Gau-Ou Saan, "Nine-inlet Mountain"), Yanzaowan (TC: 鹽灶灣, Cantonese: Yim-Zou Waan, "Salt-stove Bay"), and Guoluhuan (TC: 過路環, Cantonese: Gwo-Lou Waan, "Passing-road Ring"). The Portuguese name of "Coloane" is said to derive from the Cantonese pronunciation of "過路環". Cantonese (Traditional Chinese: 粵語; Simplified Chinese: 粤语, Cantonese: Yuet6yue5; Mandarin pinyin: Yueyu, Yụet (Guangdong) language) is one of the major dialect groups or languages of the Chinese language or language family. ...

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Geography

Coloane has an area of 8.07 km² (4-km long) and is 5.6km from the Macau Peninsula. It is connected to Taipa by a 2.2-km land-fill bridge, the Estrada do Istmo, however land reclamation has physically connected the two islands and a new town called Cotai (路氹) is being built between Taipa and Coloane. To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 1 km² (100 hectares) and 10 km² (1000 hectares). ... To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 1 km and 10 km (103 and 104 m). ... Macau Peninsula (澳門半島 Pinyin: Aomen Bandao; Portuguese: Península de Macau) is the oldest and most populous part of Macau in the Peoples Republic of China. ... Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... Cotai is new reclaimed land between Taipa and Coloane that has not yet been assigned to any of the freguesias. ...


The narrowest part of Coloane is 300 metres. The highest points in Macau are eastern and central Coloane, with the highest point being the 171-metre Alto de Coloane (疊石塘山). The northern shore of the island is 4.5 m deep, and is the site of the Macau Deepwater Port. The eastern Hac Sa Beach (Baía de Hác Sá, 黑沙海灘, literally "Black Sand Bay") and the southern Baía de Cheoc Van (竹灣, literally "Bamboo Bay") are popular swimming beaches. At Baía de Hác Sá there is a Portuguese restaurant called "Fernandos", famous amongst locals in Macau and tourists from Hong Kong. The current situation of Hac Sa Beach, with 2 kinds of sand mixed together Hac Sa Beach (Traditional Chinese: 黑沙海灘, Portuguese: Baía de Hác Sá, literally Black Sand Bay) was the largest natural beach in Macau. ...


History

From the Song Dynasty onwards and until the Portuguese arrival in 1864, Coloane was a sea salt farm for China. After their arrival, the Portuguese made Macau an important trading port, but Coloane remained deserted, which was used as a base by pirates until 1910. The island has become more populated after the Estrada do Istmo was finished in 1969. The Song Dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝) was a ruling dynasty in China from 960-1279. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Sea salt harvest in Ile de Ré, France. ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... -1... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


Tourism

Famous sites on the island include:

  • Tam Kung Temple (譚公廟), dedicated to Lord Tam, a Taoist god of seafares
  • Old Tin Hau Temple (天后古廟)
  • A-Ma Statue (媽祖像), built on October 28, 1998 (lunar calendar: September 9)
  • Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (九澳七苦聖母小堂)
  • Chapel of St. Francis Xavier (聖方濟各聖堂), of the São Francisco Xavier Parish (聖方濟各堂區). The chapel, built in 1928, is located on the southern coast of the island and stands near a monument commemorating a victory over pirates in 1910. The chapel contains some of the most sacred Christian relics in Asia, including the remains of 26 foreign and Japanese Catholic priests who were crucified in Nagasaki in 1597, as well as those of some of the Japanese Christians who were killed during the Shimabara Rebellion in 1637. The chapel also housed a bone from the arm of St. Francis Xavier, who died in 1552 on Sanchuan Island, 50 miles from Macau, before it was transferred to Saint Joseph's Seminary and the Sacred Art Museum [1].
  • Museum of Nature and Agriculture (土地暨自然博物館)
  • Avenida de Cinco de Outubro (十月初五馬路)

See also

  • Category:Freguesias of Macau

  Results from FactBites:
 
Coloane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (564 words)
Coloane was known as Jiuaoshan (TC: 九澳山, Cantonese: Gau-Ou Saan, "Nine-inlet Mountain"), Yanzaowan (TC: 鹽灶灣, Cantonese: Yim-Zou Waan, "Salt-stove Bay"), and Guoluhuan (TC: 過路環, Cantonese: Gwo-Lou Waan, "Passing-road Ring").
Coloane has an area of 8.07 km² (4-km long) and is 5.6km from the Macau Peninsula.
From the Song Dynasty onwards and until the Portuguese arrival in 1864, Coloane was a sea salt farm for China.
NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Coloane (3109 words)
Coloane, 5.6km from the peninsular Macau, is located South of the Taipa Island (氹仔) of the SAR and East of the Greater Hengqing Island (大横琴岛) of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province.
Coloane was connected to Taipa Island by a 2.2-km land-fill bridge, the Estrada do Istmo; however, land reclaimation has essentially connected the two islands together now and a new town called Cotai (路氹) is built on this new piece of land.
Coloane (Langzeichen: 路環島, Kurzzeichen: 路环岛, Pinyin: Lùhuán Dǎo, Jyutping: wörtlich "Ringstraße") ist eine Stadt auf der gleichnamigen Insel von Macau in der Volksrepublik China.
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