Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a place with multiple personalities; the population is mainly Cantonese Chinese but British influence is quite visible. It is a unique destination that has absorbed people and cultural influences from places as diverse as Vietnam and Vancouver and proudly proclaims itself to be Asia's World City.

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is an urban peninsula on the mainland part of , to the north of Hong Kong Island, where the is.

Central and Western is a district of Island.

The of were leased by China to the British in 1898.

, also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, is located just off in the west of Hong Kong.


The Eastern district in Island is not as full of attractions as neighbouring , although Wan Chai is known for its nightlife and Causeway Bay for an unforgettable shopping experience.

's are a generic label for the other 234 islands, islets and rocks in the territory.

is the largest island in and despite having both the and Disneyland it offers quiet mountains and villages that seem a world away from the busy pace of life in .

The is the southern part of island.

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Hong Kong

  • Location: ,
  • Population: 6,900,000
  • Latitude: 22° 15' (22.25°) north
  • Longitude: 114° 10' (114.1667°) east
  • Elevation: 46 meters (151 feet)
  • Capital: Hong Kong
  • Area: 1092 km² (422 miles²)
  • Languages: Chinese, Yue Chinese and English
  • Currency: Dollar (HKD)
  • Phone code: 852
  • Internet domain: .hk
  • Wikidata: Hong Kong
  • Wikimedia Commons: Hong Kong

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Other Names for Hong Kong

Afrikaans: Hongkong, Amharic: ሆንግ ኮንግ, Arabic: هونغ كونغ, Azerbaijani: Honk Konq, Belarusian: Гон-Конг, Bengali: হংকং, Bulgarian: Хонконг, Burmese: ဟောင်ကောင်, Central Khmer: ហុងកុង, Chinese: 香港, Czech: Hongkong, Danish: Hongkong, Dutch: Hongkong, Dzongkha: ཧོང་ཀོང, English: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Estonian: Hongkong, Ewe: Hɔng Kɔng nutome, Faroese: Hongkong, Finnish: Hongkong, French: Hong Kong, Georgian: ჰონგ კონგი, German: Hongkong, Greek: Χονγκ Κονγκ, Gujarati: હોંગ કોંગ
Hebrew: הונג קונג, Hindi: हाँग काँग, Hungarian: Hongkong, Irish: Hong Cong, Italian: Hong Kong, Japanese: 香港, Kalaallisut: Hongkong, Kannada: ಹಾಂಗ್ ಕಾಂಗ್, Kazakh: Гонконг (арнайы әкімшілік аймақ), Korean: 홍콩, Lao: ຮ່ອງກົງ, Latvian: Honkonga, Lithuanian: Honkongas, Macedonian: Хонг Конг, Malayalam: ഹോങ് കോങ്, Maltese: Ħong Kong, Marathi: हाँगकाँग, Nepali (macrolanguage): हङकङ, Northern Sami: Hongkong, Norwegian Bokmål: Hongkong, Norwegian Nynorsk: Hongkong, Oriya (macrolanguage): ହଂକଂ ବିଶେଷ ପ୍ରଶାସନିକ କ୍ଷେତ୍ର ଚୀନ୍, Persian: هنگ‌کنگ, Polish: Hongkong
Portuguese: Hong Kong, Romansh: Regiun d'administraziun speziala da Hongkong, China, Russian: Гонконг, Serbian: Хонг Конг, Sinhala: හොංකොං, Slovenian: Hongkong, Spanish: Hong Kong, Swedish: Hongkong, Tamil: ஹாங்காங், Telugu: హాంగ్ కాంగ్, Thai: ฮ่องกง, Tibetan: ཧོང་ཀོང༌།, Tigrinya: ሆንግ ኮንግ, Tonga (Tonga Islands): Hongi Kongi, Ukrainian: Гонконґ, Urdu: ہانگ کانگ, Vietnamese: Hồng Kông, Welsh: Hong Kong S.A.R., Tseina, Zulu: i-Hong Kong, Colony of Hong Kong, Hsiang-chiang, Xianggang, Xianggang Tebie Xingzhengqu, 香港特别行政区
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