São Lourenço, Macau

São Lourenço is a civil parish (Portuguese: freguesia) of Macau. It is located in the southwestern of Macau Peninsula and named after Lawrence of Rome.

São Lourenço


Saint Lawrence
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Freguesia de São Lourenço in Macau
Freguesia de São Lourenço in Macau
 • Total1.0 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
 • Total51,700
 • Density52,000/km2 (130,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Macau Standard)
São Lourenço, Macau
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese風順堂區
Simplified Chinese风顺堂区
JyutpingFung1 Seon6 Tong4 Koe1
Hanyu PinyinFēngshùn Tángqū
Literal meaningSmooth Wind Church Area
Alternative name
Traditional Chinese聖老愣佐堂區
Simplified Chinese圣老愣佐堂区
JyutpingSing3 Lou5 Ling6 Zo3 Tong4 Koe1
Hanyu PinyinShènglǎoléngzuǒ Tángqū
Portuguese name
PortugueseFreguesia de São Lourenço

This parish was one of five in the former Municipality of Macau, one of Macau's two municipalities that were abolished on 31 December 2001 by Law No. 17/2001, following the 1999 transfer of sovereignty over Macau from Portugal to China. While their administrative functions have since been removed, these parishes are still retained nominally.

It is surrounded by water and oils on all sides except north, where it neighbours Freguesia da Sé. Penha Hill (西望洋山) and Barra Hill [zh] (媽閣山) are to the south. The Portuguese governor building and current administrative buildings are located here. The hillsides contain a residential area of luxurious villas.

  • Area: 0.9 km² (13.4% of the peninsula)
  • Population: 45,600
  • Population density: 50,904 persons per km²


Tourist attractionsEdit



The Macau government operates the Centro de Saúde de S. Lourenço (風順堂衛生中心) in Fong Son Tong.[2]


All schools in this parish are private and subsidized by the Macau government.

Saint Joseph Seminary of the University of Saint Joseph is in São Lourenço.[7]

Macao Public Library operates two branches in the parish: the Sir Robert Ho Tung Library and the S. Lourenço Library (Biblioteca de S. Lourenço; 下環圖書館). The latter occupies 1,245 square metres (13,400 sq ft) of space on the third floor of the Municipal Market Complex of St. Lourenço (下環街市). The S. Lourenço branch opened in December 2009 and was a part of the renovation of the market.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Contactos." Government Printing Bureau. Retrieved on September 14, 2017. "Endereço Rua da Imprensa Nacional, s/n - Macau" - Address in Chinese: "地址 澳門官印局街"
  2. ^ "Contacte-Nos." Macau Health Bureau. Retrieved on April 21, 2018. "Centro de Saúde de S. Lourenço (Fong Son Tong) Trav. Inácio Baptista, n.º 2, r/c, Macau" Chinese version: "風順堂衛生中心 澳門鵝眉橫街新濤閣 2號地下"
  3. ^ "Escola Estrela do Mar." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Rua do Padre António, no.36" - Chinese profile: "學校地址: 高樓街36號"
  4. ^ "Escola Há Ván Châm Vui." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Rua da Praia do Manduco, nos.46-48" - Chinese profile: "學校地址: 下環街46-48號"
  5. ^ "Escola Santa Maria Mazzarello." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Rua da Praia do Manduco, no.103" - Chinese profile: "學校地址: 下環街103號"
  6. ^ "Instituto Salesiano da Imaculada Conceição." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Rua de Lourenço, no.16" - Chinese profile: "學校地址: 風順堂街16號"
  7. ^ "Contacts." University of Saint Joseph. Retrieved on January 17, 2018. "Saint Joseph Seminary [...] Address: 5 Largo de Sto. Agostinho , Macau, China(Entrance next to Sir Robert Ho Tung Library) 地址:中國澳門崗頂前地五號(何東圖書館旁入)"
  8. ^ "Branch Libraries." Macao Public Library. Retrieved on April 16, 2017. Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

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Coordinates: 22°11′19″N 113°32′06″E / 22.1885°N 113.5349°E / 22.1885; 113.5349