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World Atlas: Hong Kong

World Atlas: Hong Kong. On this page you can see the map, country flag and many detailed information about the people, history and economy of Hong Kong.

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Information about Hong Kong

Here you can find online selected information about the geography, inhabitants, government, economy and history of Hong Kong. Included are selected statistics, an overview map and the detailed map of Hong Kong. But let's start with the flag of Hong Kong here:

Hong Kong - Overview:

What you should know about Hong Kong? Let's start with this: Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system would not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the subsequent 50 years.

Geography of Hong Kong

Where on the globe is Hong Kong? The location of this country is Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China. Total area of Hong Kong is 1,108 sq km, of which 1,073 sq km is land. So this is quite a small country. How could we describe the terrain of the country? This way: hilly to mountainous with steep slopes; lowlands in north. The lowest point of Hong Kong is South China Sea 0 m, the highest point Tai Mo Shan 958 m. And the climate is subtropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall.


Inhabitants of Hong Kong

Let's take a look how many people live in Hong Kong. The number is: 7,191,503 (July 2017 est.). So this is not very populous country. Who lives here? Chinese 92%, Filipino 2.5%, Indonesian 2.1%, other 3.4% (2016 est.). What are the languages in Hong Kong? Cantonese (official) 88.9%, English (official) 4.3%, Mandarin (official) 1.9%, other Chinese dialects 3.1%, other 1.9% (2016 est.). And the religions: eclectic mixture of local religions 90%, Christian 10%. How old are the people in average? 44.4 years. We have to add that this number is the median - so one half of the people is older than this, one half is younger. And what is their life expectancy (at birth)? This: 83 years. Where the people live in Hong Kong? Here: population fairly evenly distributed. The major urban areas of Hong Kong are: Hong Kong 7.26 million (2014).

Government and Economy of Hong Kong

The capital of Hong Kong is unknown and the government type presidential limited democracy; a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China. Let's take a look at the administrative divisions - none (special administrative region of the People's Republic of China). Regarding the economy of Hong Kong, important industrial products are textiles, clothing, tourism, banking, shipping, electronics, plastics, toys, watches, clocks. Important agricultural products are fresh vegetables and fruit; poultry, pork; fish. The most important export commodities are electrical machinery and appliances, textiles, apparel, footwear, watches and clocks, toys, plastics, precious stones, printed material and the most important export partners are China 54.2%, US 9% (2016). The most important import commodities are raw materials and semi-manufactures, consumer goods, capital goods, foodstuffs, fuel (most is reexported) and the most important import partners are China 47.8%, Singapore 6.5%, Japan 6.2%, US 5.2%, South Korea 4.9% (2016). How rich is Hong Kong and how rich are people in this country? The most important number here is GDP per capita (PPP): $61,000 (2017 est.). This means the people are rich on average here. Let's add that this means Gross Domestic Product per person, which is recalculated with respect to the relative cost of local goods and services. And one more important number - population below poverty line: 19.6% (2012 est.).


Map of Hong Kong



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