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Hong Kong, is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of of the People's Republic of China, located to the east of the Pearl River estuary on the south coast of China.
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Where is Hong Kong

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Where is Hong Kong Located?


Hong Kong is located on the south coast of People's Republic of China nearby Pearl River delta and the coast of South China Sea. Hong Kong is one of the special administrative regions (SARs) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), another one is Macau. Being small region and having huge population, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated regions of the world. Ninety five percent population of Hong Kong is Chinese and remaining five percent belong to other groups.

Primarily, Hong Kong was a colony of the British Empire. It was happened immediately after the First Opium War that taken place between the years 1839 to 1842. Britain ruled the region until 1997, after this landmark year China got sovereignty over it. Likewise, the different time periods greatly influenced the native culture of Hong Kong; consequently, it has different cultures. This is the reason that it is more popularly known as "East meets West."

Though, Hong Kong is under the sovereignty of China but it has a different political system from mainland China. The Basic Law of Hong Kong is its constitution, and Hong Kong's constitution clearly defines that Hong Kong shall have a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign relations and military defense, governs its political system. Besides, Hong Kong's independent judiciary functions under the common law framework. Hong Kong has a sort of burgeoning multi-party system i.e. small-circle electorate controls half of its legislature and the head of the government is selected by the 800-person Election Committee.

Surprisingly, the small region Hong Kong is serving world as significant and leading international financial center. Hong Kong has a foremost capitalist service economy featured by low taxation and free trade.

Moreover, the paucity of space stopped the further horizontal extension of the city; however, the scarcity of space developed another technology that convinced to grow the city vertically. To control the dense transportation system, country has also developed high-tech transportation network.
Moreover, Hong Kong is worldly recognized by many features including its financial and economic competitiveness, economic freedom, corruption perception, quality of life, Human Development Index, etc.

Interesting Facts about Hong Kong

Official NameHong Kong Special Administrative Region
ContinentAsia
LocationHong Kong is located on China's southern coast.
Coordinates22.281099, 114.175311
Area428 sq. mi ( 1,108 sq. km)
Population7,482,500 (2018 est.)
Land Boundaries21 mi ( 33 km)
Coastline455 mi ( 733 km)
CurrencyHong Kong Dollar (HK$) (HKD)
Official LanguagesChinese (majority Cantonese), English
Major ReligionBuddhist or Taoist
National Day1 July (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region establishment Day)
National Anthem"Yiyongjun Jinxingqu"
Form of GovernmentSpecial administrative region of the People's Republic of China
Space AgencyChina National Space Administration (Space agency of China)
Military Expenditure RankingChina's rank: 2 (SIPRI, 2017)
Driving SideLeft
Calling Code852
Time ZoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
Internet TLD.hk