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    Hong Kong Geography - 1991

      Total area: 1,040 km2
      land area: 990 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than six times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundary: 30 km with China

      Coastline: 733 km

      Maritime claims:
      Exclusive fishing zone: 3 nm
      Territorial sea: 3 nm

      Climate: tropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall

      Terrain: hilly to mountainous with steep slopes; lowlands in north

      Natural resources: outstanding deepwater harbor, feldspar

      Land use: arable land 7%; permanent crops 1%; meadows and pastures 1%; forest and woodland 12%; other 79%; includes irrigated 3%

      Environment: more than 200 islands; occasional typhoons

      NOTE: The information regarding Hong Kong on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hong Kong Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hong Kong Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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