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Hong Kong - Hong Kong SAR, PRC
Hong Kong Country: China
Hong Kong By The Numbers:
Population: 6.81 million Elevation: 0 to 3,143 feet / 0 to 958 metres Average Winter Temperature: 62 degrees F / 17 degrees C Average Summer Temperature: 83 degrees F / 28 degrees C
Ethnic Mix: Chinese (95%), Other (5%). Electricity: 200/250 volts, 50 cycles Time Zone: GMT +8 (No Daylight Savings Time)
Hong Kong is located in southeastern China at the base of the Pearl River. The city is divided into four major sections that include the New Territories, Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, and the Outlying Islands.
Did You Know?
A port city, Hong Kong gets its name from the Cantonese word for "fragrant harbour." The island was ceded to the British after the Opium Wars in 1841, but was restored to Chinese custody in 1997. Despite apprehension regarding reunification, the transition of authority has gone largely without incident. Hong Kong's multi-ethnic history makes it one of the most vibrant cultural and financial centres in the world.