Introduction

Summary

A Special Administrative Region of China on the southeast coast of China. It includes Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and many small islands (formerly a British Crown Colony).

Cities

Capital: Victoria (Hong Kong City)

Ports

Hong Kong

Population

7.42 million

International Country Code

HK

Language(s)

Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), English

Religion

Roman Catholic, Confucianism, Buddhist, Taoist and an eclectic mixture of local religions 90%, Christian 10%.

Literacy Rate

93.5%

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

Domestic: 220V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 852

Time

8 hours ahead of GMT.

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