Capital: Hong Kong
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).
94.9% from China, 2.1% from Philippines, others 3%.
The official languages of Hong Kong are English and Cantonese.
Other Languages Spoken:
Chinese Mandarin is getting more and more importance.
English is the most widely used language within the Hong Kong government, legal system and commercial sectors.
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)
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:
The financial heart of South East Asia.
HDI (World Rank):
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.
To Make a Call From Hong Kong, Dial 001
To Make a Call to Hong Kong, Dial +852
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