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

Hong Kong – 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

An enlargeable basic map of Hong Kong
An enlargeable basic map of Hong Kong

Geography of Hong Kong

Main article: Geography of Hong Kong

Environment of Hong Kong

An enlargeable false colour satellite image of Hong Kong
An enlargeable false colour satellite image of Hong Kong

Main article: Environment of Hong Kong

Natural geographic features of Hong Kong

Regions of Hong Kong

Ecoregions of Hong Kong

Administrative divisions of Hong Kong

Main article: Administrative divisions of Hong Kong

Districts of Hong Kong

Main article: Districts of Hong Kong

Municipalities of Hong Kong

Demography of Hong Kong

Main article: Demographics of Hong Kong

Government and politics of Hong Kong

Politics of Hong Kong

Branches of the government of Hong Kong

Government of Hong Kong

Executive branch of the government of Hong Kong

Legislative branch of the government of Hong Kong

Judicial branch of the government of Hong Kong

Judiciary of Hong Kong

Foreign relations of Hong Kong

Foreign relations of Hong Kong

International organization membership

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

Law and order in Hong Kong

Law of Hong Kong

December 2005 protest for democracy in Hong Kong.

Military of Hong Kong

Military of Hong Kong

Local government in Hong Kong

Districts of Hong Kong

18 districts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
18 districts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
District Population (2021) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
Hong Kong (全港) 7 413 070 1080.18 6 801
Hong Kong Island (香港島) 1 195 529 79.68 14 957
Central and Western (中西區) 235 953 12.44 18 808
Wan Chai (灣仔) 166 695 9.83 15 791
Eastern (東區) 529 603 18.56 29 440
Southern (南區) 263 278 38.85 6 779
Kowloon (九龍) 2 232 339 46.93 47 557
Yau Tsim Mong (油尖旺) 310 647 6.99 44 458
Sham Shui Po (深水埗) 431 090 9.35 46 067
Kowloon City (九龍城) 410 634 10.02 40 994
Wong Tai Sin (黃大仙) 406 802 9.30 43 730
Kwun Tong (觀塘) 673 166 11.27 59 704
New Territories (新界) 3 984 077 953.48 4 137
Kwai Tsing (葵青) 495 798 23.34 21 246
Tsuen Wan (荃灣) 320 094 61.71 5 168
Tuen Mun (屯門) 506 879 82.89 5 908
Yuen Long (元朗) 668 080 138.46 4 825
North (北區) 309 631 136.61 2 269
Tai Po (大埔) 316 470 136.15 2 325
Sha Tin (沙田) 692 806 68.71 10 082
Sai Kung (西貢) 489 037 129.65 3 771
Islands (離島) 185 282 175.12 1 021

History of Hong Kong

History of Hong Kong

Culture of Hong Kong

Culture of Hong Kong

Art in Hong Kong

Sports in Hong Kong

Sports in Hong Kong

Economy and infrastructure of Hong Kong

Economy of Hong Kong

Education in Hong Kong

Education in Hong Kong

Health in Hong Kong

Health in Hong Kong

See also

References

  1. ^ "Hong Kong". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.

Hong Kong Travel

Wikimedia Atlas of Hong Kong

Government
General reference
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