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Hong Kong Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Hong Kong Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

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
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
regional border(s) (1): China 33 km

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

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - territorial sea country ranks ]

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: Elevation - 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 ]

Population - distribution:
population fairly evenly distributed

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:
consists of a mainland area (the New Territories) and more than 200 islands


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Hong Kong on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hong Kong Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hong Kong Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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