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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
Jūng'wàh Yàhnmàhn Guhng'wòhgwok Hēunggóng Dahkbiht Hàhngjingkēui
(Hong Kong Cantonese)
Anthem: 
City flower
Location of Hong Kong within China
Location of Hong Kong within China
StatusSpecial administrative region
Official languages
Official scripts
Ethnic groups(2017)
Demonym
GovernmentDevolvedexecutive-ledparliamentary system within socialistrepublic
Carrie Lam
Matthew Cheung
Paul Chan Mo-po
Teresa Cheng
Andrew Leung
Geoffrey Ma
National representation
36 deputies (of 2,924)
203 delegates[3]
LegislatureLegislative Council
Autonomy within the People's Republic of China
26 January 1841
29 August 1842
18 October 1860
9 June 1898
25 December 1941
to 15 August 1945

1 July 1997
Area
• Total
2,755[4] km2 (1,064 sq mi) (184th)
• Water (%)
59.8 (1,649 km2; 637 sq mi)[5]
Population
• 2017 estimate
7,389,500[6] (100th)
• Density
6,544[2]/km2 (16,948.9/sq mi) (4th)
GDP (PPP)2016[7] estimate
• Total
$429.652 billion (44th)
• Per capita
$58,322 (11th)
GDP (nominal)2016[7] estimate
• Total
$320.668 billion (33th)
• Per capita
$43,528 (16th)
Gini (2016)Negative increase 53.9[8]
high
HDI (2015)Increase 0.917[9]
very high · 12th
CurrencyHong Kong dollar (HK$) (HKD)
Time zoneHong Kong Time(UTC+8)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
yyyy年mm月dd日
Drives on theleft
Calling code+852
ISO 3166 codeHK
Internet TLD
Website
gov.hk
  1. ^Cantonese is the de facto standard.
  2. ^ For all government use, documents written using Traditional Chinese characters are authoritative over ones inscribed with Simplified Chinese characters. English shares equal status with Chinese in all official proceedings.[10][11][12]
Country Comparisons

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 20, 2018


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