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Hong Kong Geography 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Hong Kong Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China

Geographic coordinates:
22 15 N, 114 10 E

Map references:
Southeast Asia

Area:
total: 1,108 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 1,073 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 35 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 184

Area - comparative:
six times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
total: 33 km
regional border: China 33 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
733 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 3 nm

Climate:
subtropical 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

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: South China Sea 0 m highest point: Tai Mo Shan 958 m

Natural resources:
outstanding deepwater harbor, feldspar

Land use:
agricultural land: 5% arable land 3.2%; permanent crops 0.9%; permanent pasture 0.9%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 0%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 95% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
10 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
occasional typhoons

Environment - current issues:
air and water pollution from rapid urbanization

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Marine Dumping (associate member), Ship Pollution (associate member)

Geography - note:
composed of more than 200 islands


NOTE: The information regarding Hong Kong on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hong Kong Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hong Kong Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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