Where is Hong Kong?

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 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."

Facts About Hong Kong:

Official NameHong Kong Special Administrative Region
LocationHong Kong is located on China's southern coast.
Hong Kong Coordinates22.281099, 114.175311
Area of Hong Kong2,755 sq km (1,064 sq mi) (168th)
Population of Hong Kong7,496,981 (2020 est. UN Data)
Hong Kong Land Boundaries21 mi ( 33 km)
Coastline455 mi ( 733 km)
Currency of Hong KongHong Kong Dollar (HK$) (HKD)
Hong Kong Official LanguagesChinese (majority Cantonese), English
Major Religion in Hong KongBuddhist or Taoist
Hong Kong National Day1 July (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region establishment Day)
Hong Kong 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
Hong Kong Calling Code852
Hong Kong Time ZoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
Hong Kong ClimateHumid subtropical climate
Hong Kong AirportHong Kong International Airport (HKG)
Internet TLD.hk

Top Places to Visit in Hong Kong:

Hong Kong DisneylandRepulse BayMadame Tussauds Hong KongTsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry PierTai Kwun - Centre for Heritage and
Victoria HarbourPo Lin MonasteryHong Kong Wetland ParkLion RockBank of China Tower
Victoria PeakPeak TowerTen Thousand Buddhas MonasteryHong Kong UNESCO Global GeoparkHong Kong Cultural Centre
Ocean ParkStanley MarketHong Kong Museum of HistorySoho, Hong KongHong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley
Tian Tan BuddhaSik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin TempleFormer Kowloon-Canton RailwayHong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens Green HouseHong Kong Heritage Museum
Ngong Ping 360Central-Mid-Levels EscalatorsDragon's BackPeng ChauThe Peak Tower | Sky Terrace 428
The Peak TramCheung ChauHong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau BridgeWharf T & THong Kong Observation Wheel
Sky 100 Hong Kong Observation DeckTung Choi StreetGolden Bauhinia SquareTsing Ma BridgeLantau Trail
Avenue of starsAdventurelandKowloon ParkBig Wave BayKowloon Walled City Park
Lan Kwai FongFrontierlandNan Lian GardenHong Kong Space MuseumGrass Island & Sharp Island
Last Updated Date: Nov 17, 2020