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Hong Kong Geography Profile 2017

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LocationEastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China
Geographic coordinates22 15 N, 114 10 E
Map referencesSoutheast Asia
Areatotal: 1,108 sq km
land: 1,073 sq km
water: 35 sq km
Area - comparativesix times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundariestotal: 33 km
regional border(s) (1): China 33 km
Coastline733 km
Maritime claimsterritorial sea: 3 nm
Climatesubtropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall
Terrainhilly to mountainous with steep slopes; lowlands in north
Elevation extremesmean elevation: NA
elevation extremes: lowest point: South China Sea 0 m
highest point: Tai Mo Shan 958 m
Natural resourcesoutstanding deepwater harbor, feldspar
Land useagricultural land: 5%
arable land 3.2%; permanent crops 0.9%; permanent pasture 0.9%
forest: 0%
other: 95% (2011 est.)
Irrigated land10 sq km (2012)
Population distributionpopulation fairly evenly distributed
Natural hazardsoccasional typhoons
Environment - current issuesair and water pollution from rapid urbanization
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Marine Dumping (associate member), Ship Pollution (associate member)
Geography - notecomposed of more than 200 islands

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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