Hong Kong

Official nameHong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Name in local languageHong Kong Special Administrative Region (en) ; 香港特別行政區 (zh)
ContinentAsia
SubcontinentEast Asia
Population (ranking: 104e)7,448,885 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth0.77 % / year
Area1,110 km²
Density6,710.71 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 36e)362.993 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)48,717 $USD (2018)
GDP growth3.00 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)84.30 years (2016)
Birth rate8.30 ‰ (2016)
Fertility rate1.21 children / woman (2016)
Death rate (ranking)6.40 ‰ (2016)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)1.50 ‰ (2015)
Literacy rate98.00 % (2015)
Official languagesChinese (Cantonese), English
CurrencyHong Kong dollar ($ HKD)
HDI (ranking: 16e)0.933 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)unknown
GovernmentSpecial administrative region within the People's Republic of China
Head of StatePresident Xi Jinping
National Day
ISO CodesHK, HKG
DemonymHong Kongese, Hongkonger, Chinese
Tourists (ranking)27,885,000 people (2017)
Hong Kong – petite

Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China located in the south of the country. It is a major industrial and financial center in the Asia-Pacific region.

Hong Kong - Skyline de nuit
Hong Kong – night skyline. Photo: Base64, Wikipedia
Chine - Pont Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao
China – Bridge Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao. Photo: Wing1990hk, Wikipedia
Vie panoramique de Hong Kong
Panoramic view of Hong Kong. Source: Most Beautiful Picture
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Urban areas (2017)
Urban areasPopulation
Delta de la Rivière des Perles65,701,102 inhabitants
Hong Kong (Xianggang)7,374,885 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
RegionsPopulationArea
Île de Hong Kong1,253,417 inhabitants80 km²
Kowloon2,241,347 inhabitants47 km²
Nouveaux Territoires3,840,620 inhabitants983 km²
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See also