Outline of Hong Kong

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The location of Hong Kong
An enlargeable political map of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Hong Kong:

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region[1][2] of the People's Republic of China is one of two special administrative regions of China, the other being Macau.

The territory lies on the eastern side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong province in the north and facing the South China Sea in the east, west and south. Beginning as a trading port in the 19th century, Hong Kong has developed into one of the world's leading financial centres.

Hong Kong was a Crown colony of the United Kingdom from 1842 to 1981 and was a British dependent territory from 1981 until the transfer of its sovereignty to the People's Republic of China in 1997. The Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law of Hong Kong stipulate that Hong Kong operate with a high degree of autonomy until at least 2047, fifty years after the transfer.

Under the “one country, two systems” policy, the Central People's Government is responsible for the territory's defence and foreign affairs, while the Government of Hong Kong is responsible for its own legal system, police force, monetary system, customs policy, immigration policy, and delegates to international organisations and events.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Hong Kong

Geography of Hong Kong[edit]

Environment of Hong Kong[edit]

An enlargeable false colour satellite image of Hong Kong

Natural geographic features of Hong Kong[edit]

Regions of Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: Regions of Hong Kong

Ecoregions of Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Hong Kong

Administrative divisions of Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of Hong Kong
Districts of Hong Kong[edit]
Municipalities of Hong Kong[edit]

Demography of Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Hong Kong

Government and politics of Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: Government of Hong Kong and Politics of Hong Kong

Branches of the government of Hong Kong[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Hong Kong[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Hong Kong[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Hong Kong[edit]

Foreign relations of Hong Kong[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: Law of Hong Kong

Military of Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: Military of Hong Kong
  • Command
    • Commander of the People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison

Local government in Hong Kong[edit]

18 districts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
District Population (2006 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
Hong Kong (全港) 6,864,346 1080.18 6,352
Hong Kong Island (香港島) 1,268,112 79.68 15,915
Central and Western (中西區) 250,064 12.44 20,102
Wan Chai (灣仔) 155,196 9.83 15,788
Eastern (東區) 587,690 18.56 31,664
Southern (南區) 275,162 38.85 7,083
Kowloon (九龍) 2,019,533 46.93 43,033
Yau Tsim Mong (油尖旺) 280,548 6.99 40,136
Sham Shui Po (深水埗) 365,540 9.35 39,095
Kowloon City (九龍城) 362,501 10.02 36,178
Wong Tai Sin (黃大仙) 423,521 9.30 45,540
Kwun Tong (觀塘) 587,423 11.27 52,123
New Territories (新界) 3,573,635 953.48 3,748
Kwai Tsing (葵青) 523,300 23.34 22,421
Tsuen Wan (荃灣) 288,728 61.71 4,679
Tuen Mun (屯門) 502,035 82.89 6,057
Yuen Long (元朗) 534,192 138.46 3,858
North (北區) 280,730 136.61 2,055
Tai Po (大埔) 293,542 136.15 2,156
Sha Tin (沙田) 607,544 68.71 8,842
Sai Kung (西貢) 406,442 129.65 3,135
Islands (離島) 137,122 175.12 783

History of Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: History of Hong Kong, Timeline of the history of Hong Kong, and Current events of Hong Kong

Culture of Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: Culture of Hong Kong

Art in Hong Kong[edit]

Sports in Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: Sports in Hong Kong

Economy and infrastructure of Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: Economy of Hong Kong

Education in Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: Education in Hong Kong

Health in Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: Health in Hong Kong

See also[edit]

Main article: Hong Kong

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hong Kong". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ The name is often written as Hongkong in older English texts. The Hong Kong Government officially adopted the current form on 3 September 1926 (Hongkong Government Gazette, Notification 479, 3 September 1926). While the names of most cities in the People's Republic of China are romanised into English using pinyin, the official English name is Hong Kong rather than Xianggang.

Hong Kong Travel

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Hong Kong

Government
General reference
Miscellanea