Where is Hong Kong?

Located in Eastern Asia, Hong Kong has a 33.00 km border with China.Hong Kong plans to reduce its 2,800-hectare Frontier Closed Area to 400 hectares by 2015.

Hong Kong is an Asian country covering 1,108.00 km2 of which 3.16% is water and 1,073.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 59th smallest region in the world and about 2 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 22 15 N, 114 10 E and Hong Kong is the capital city.

The name Hong Kong is said to be an imprecise phonetic rendering of the Cantonese words meaning "fragrant harbor".

Its ISO code is HK.

Geography

Hong Kong has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is South China Sea. Its highest elevation is Tai Mo Shan which is 958m above tall.

It has a subtropical monsoon climate that is cool and humid in the winter and hot and rainy from spring through summer; it is warm and sunny in the fall. Its terrain is hilly and mountainous with steep slopes and lowlands.

Population

Hong Kong has a population of 7,167,403 making it the 100th largest in the world. The population is fairly evenly distributed.

Cantonese, English, and Mandarin are all official languages. The major ethnic group reported is Chinese. The most common religious beliefs are a mixture of local religions.

The dialing code for the country is 852.

Government

It is a special administrative region of China. Its constitution was last ratified in 1997.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Hong Kong's GDP is $427,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $58,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 45th largest economy and its citizens the 18th richest in the world. The currency of Hong Kong is the Dollar (HKD).

Its major export partner is China. Its main exports are electrical machinery and appliances, as well as textiles. Its major import partners are China, Japan, and Singapore. Its major imports include raw materials and semi-manufactures, consumer goods, and capital goods.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017