Cotai

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Coordinates: 22°08′27″N 113°33′47″E / 22.14082°N 113.56310°E / 22.14082; 113.56310

Zona do Aterro de Cotai
路氹填海區
Cotai Reclamation Zone
Parish
Cotai Strip
Cotai Strip
Zona do Aterro de Cotai in Macau
Zona do Aterro de Cotai in Macau
Country Macau, China
Region Municipality of the Islands
Time zone Macau Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0
Cotai Landfill Zone
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 路凼填海区
Traditional Chinese 路氹填海區
Hanyu Pinyin Lùdàng Tiánhǎi Qū
Portuguese name
Portuguese Zona do Aterro de Cotai
Cotai in 2007

Cotai (Chinese: 路氹城) (Port. Zona do Aterro de Cotai) is a 5.2 square kilometres (2.0 sq mi) piece of newly reclaimed land between Taipa and Coloane islands in Macau,[1] that has not yet been assigned to any of the freguesias. The Chinese and Portuguese names are a portmanteau of the two islands, Coloane and Taipa.

Cotai was created to provide Macau with a new gambling and tourism area since Macau is so densely populated and land is scarce. The Cotai Strip is the name used more commonly for this area in Cotai where the casinos and hotels are currently being built.

Galaxy Entertainment Group's Grand Waldo Hotel was the first casino to commence operations in Cotai, opening its doors in May, 2006. The construction of many other casino and hotel projects is currently underway. The largest and most notable property on Cotai so far is Las Vegas Sands' Venetian Macao, which opened its doors on August 28, 2007.[2] Melco PBL Holdings opened the City of Dreams directly across the street from the Venetian on June 1, 2009.

In 2006, a new hospital was founded in the Cotai area, the MUST Hospital, which is associated with the Macau University of Science and Technology.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Malaysia Star, Must-see Macau, 25 November 2006
  2. ^ Venetian Macao press release, 28 August 2007