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)
SubcontinentEast Asia
Population (ranking: 105e)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 $USD (2018)
GDP growth3.00 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)84.70 years (2018)
Birth rate8.30 ‰ (2016)
Fertility rate1.21 children / woman (2016)
Death rate (ranking)6.40 ‰ (2016)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)1.50 ‰ (2015)
Literacy rate98.00 % (2015)
Official languagesChinese (Cantonese), English
CurrencyHong Kong dollar ($ HKD)
HDI (ranking: 16e)0.939 / 1 (2018)
EPI (ranking)0.00 (2018)
GovernmentSpecial administrative region within the People's Republic of China
Head of StatePresident Xi Jinping
National Day
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
Pearl River Delta69,760,022 inhabitants
Hong Kong (Xianggang)7,374,885 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Hong Kong Island1,253,417 inhabitants80 km²
Kowloon2,241,347 inhabitants47 km²
Nouveaux Territoires3,840,620 inhabitants983 km²
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See also