1,104 sq km (426 sq mi)
Population (2009 est.):
Hong Kong dollar
mostly Cantonese, English widely spoken (both official); mandarin
Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist; some Christian and Muslim minorities
GMT+8; DST is not observed
AC 220V/50Hz; British three-pin rectangular blade plug is the standard
Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, situated on China's south coast. Hong Kong's small area consist of four main regions: the Kowloon Peninsula, the Hong Kong Island, the Lantau Island, and the New Territories - and area north of Kowloon and south of the Sham Chun River plus a group of 260 islands. The Sham Chun River marks the border between Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Because of the shortage of land, some areas were reclaimed from the sea, particularly at the seafronts of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
Hong Kong Gallery
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