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Hong Kong Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Hong Kong Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

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 borders (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:
0 m lowest point: South China Sea
958 highest point: Tai Mo Shan

Natural resources:
outstanding deepwater harbor, feldspar

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

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 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hong Kong Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hong Kong Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They 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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