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flag Hong Kong Hong Kong: Introduction

Capital: Hong Kong


Total Population: 7,187,500
Natural Increase: 0.5%
Density: 6,845 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 100.0%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Kowloon (2,000,000); Victoria (980,000); Tuen Mun (490,000); Sha Tin (430,000); Tseung Kwan O (350,000); Kwai Chung (312,000).
Ethnic Origins: 94.9% from China, 2.1% from Philippines, others 3%.
Official Language: The official languages of Hong Kong are English and Cantonese.
Other Languages Spoken: Chinese Mandarin is getting more and more importance.
Business Language(s): English is the most widely used language within the Hong Kong government, legal system and commercial sectors.
Religion: The majority of the population is Buddhist. Confucianism and Taoism are also widely practiced. You can often find the three religions in the same temple. There is minority of Christians (660,000), Muslims (90,000), Hindus (40,000), Sikhs (8,000), Jews and Zorastrians.

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National Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

Country Overview

Area: 1,100 km²
Type of State: Hong Kong is Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. Its status is defined by the basic law (adopted in 1990 by the National People's Assembly of China), which serves as the "constitution" of the Territory, and which confers its scope to the "one country, two systems" principle.
Type of Economy: High-income economy.
The financial heart of South East Asia.
HDI*: 0.892/1
HDI (World Rank): 15/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Hong Kong, Dial 001
To Make a Call to Hong Kong, Dial +852
Internet Suffix: .hk
Computers: 68.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 60.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 72.8 per 100 Inhabitants

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 352,241441,369510,855553,486622,277
Exports of Goods (million USD) 329,422400,692455,573492,907535,546
Imports of Services (million USD) 44,37951,01956,12558,47959,337
Exports of Services (million USD) 86,306103,977118,840126,130135,024

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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