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Ilha Verde

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Ilha Verde

Ilha Verde
Chinese name
Chinese 青洲
Literal meaning green island
Ilha Verde
Ilha Verde and Macao Peninsula, 1889
Macau and vicinity, 1912

Ilha Verde (Chinese: 青洲), literally meaning "Green Island", is an area in the northwest of Macau Peninsula, Macau that forms part of the Our Lady Fatima Parish. It was formerly an island to the west of the Macau Isthmus, and was connected to Macau Peninsula in 1895 when a causeway (now Avenida do Conselheiro Borja) was built.[1]Since then reclamation projects around the island took place and now it is annexed to be a part of Macau Peninsula. Colina da Ilha Verde is a hill comprising much of Ilha Verde.The hill is 54.5 metres tall,the sixth tallest in Macau.The Government built barracks on the hill in 1865 and much of the island was of military area for decades,due to it being close to the Chinese border.The area used to be a crab catching place but ceased to be upon the completion of the Ilha Verde cement factory in 1887.

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