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."
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 Name||Hong Kong Special Administrative Region|
|Location||Hong Kong is located on China's southern coast.|
|Area||428 sq. mi ( 1,108 sq. km)|
|Population||7,482,500 (2018 est.)|
|Land Boundaries||21 mi ( 33 km)|
|Coastline||455 mi ( 733 km)|
|Currency||Hong Kong Dollar (HK$) (HKD)|
|Official Languages||Chinese (majority Cantonese), English|
|Major Religion||Buddhist or Taoist|
|National Day||1 July (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region establishment Day)|
|National Anthem||"Yiyongjun Jinxingqu"|
|Form of Government||Special administrative region of the People's Republic of China|
|Space Agency||China National Space Administration (Space agency of China)|
|Military Expenditure Ranking||China's rank: 2 (SIPRI, 2017)|
|Time Zone||UTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)|