Hong Kong Overview

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.

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State: special administrative region within China
Language: English, Chinese
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.


Weather in Hong Kong

Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Christmas Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average temperature °C 15 15 18 21 25 27 28 28 27 24 21 17
Rain (mm) 27 44 75 141 292 400 375 375 297 119 37 26