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Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
中華人民共和國香港特別行政區
City flower
Bauhinia blakeana (洋紫荊)
Location of Hong Kong within China
Location of Hong Kong
StatusSpecial administrative region
Official languages
  • Chinesea
  • English
[2][3]
Official scripts[4]
Ethnic groups
Demonym
Sovereign statePeople's Republic of China
GovernmentMulti-party system
Carrie Lam
Matthew Cheung
LegislatureLegislative Council
History
26 January 1841
29 August 1842
18 October 1860
1 July 1898
25 December 1941
to 15 August 1945
• Transfer of sovereignty
from United Kingdom

1 July 1997
Area
• Total
2,755 km2 (1,064 sq mi) (167th)
• Water (%)
59.8 (1,649 km2; 637 sq mi)[6]
Population
• 2016 estimate
7,374,900[7] (100th)
• Density
6,544[5]/km2 (16,948.9/sq mi) (4th)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$429.652 billion[8] (44th)
• Per capita
$58,322[8] (11th)
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$320.668 billion[8] (33th)
• Per capita
$43,528[8] (16th)
Gini (2016)53.9[9]
high
HDI (2014)Increase 0.910[10]
very high · 12th
CurrencyHong Kong dollar (HK$) (HKD)
Time zoneHong Kong Time(UTC+8)
• Summer (DST)
not observed (UTC+8)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
yyyy年mm月dd日
Drives on theleft
Calling code+852
ISO 3166 codeHK
Internet TLD.hk
.香港
  1. ^Cantonese is the de facto standard of Chinese used.
Country Comparisons

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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