Hong Kong Overview
Hong Kong is a special administrative region (SAR) in southern China, south of Guangdong province. Hong Kong has a free market economy that is built around international trade and is today one of the world’s leading financial centers.
|State:||special administrative region within China|
|Surface:||1 104 km²|
|Population:||7.1 million (2013)|
|Population density:||6,352 residents per km²|
|Life expectancy:||73 years|
|Currency:||hong kong dollar (HKD)
1 kong dollar = 1.08 kr
|GDP per capita:||$ 41,614 (2007)|
|Time difference:||+7 hours|
|Electricity:||220 V AC, 50Hz|
|National Day:||July 1st|
|Country area code:||852|
|2-Letter country abbreviation:||HK (See more abbreviations on Abbreviationfinder)|
Hong Kong was a British possession from 1842 to 1997 and is today, together with Macao, one of two special administrative regions in China. Under the “One Country, Two Systems” policy, Hong Kong has been allowed to maintain its own economic and political system.
Dominant sectors of Hong Kong’s economy are logistics, finance, tourism and trade. Hong Kong’s government and business are seeking ever closer economic integration with southern and western China.
According to Countryaah, Hong Kong is usually divided into Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories and the Outlying Islands. The administrative center of the area is located on the north side of Hong Kong, at Victoria Harbor.
Electricity and electrical outlets in Hong Kong
Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Type of plug: G, M
Need an adapter: Yes, Swedes need an adapter.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
Weather in Hong Kong
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