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Hong Kong Geography 2013

SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Hong Kong Geography 2013
SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 20, 2013

Location:
Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China

Geographic coordinates:
22 15 N, 114 10 E

Map references:
Southeast Asia

Area:
total: 1,104 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 184
land: 1,054 sq km
water: 50 sq km

Area - comparative:
six times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
total: 30 km
regional border: China 30 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
733 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 3 nm

Climate:
subtropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall

Terrain:
hilly to mountainous with steep slopes; lowlands in north

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: South China Sea 0 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Tai Mo Shan 958 m

Natural resources:
outstanding deepwater harbor, feldspar

Land use:
arable land: 5.05%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 1.01%
other: 93.94% (2001)

Irrigated land:
NA; note - included in the total for China (1998 est.)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
occasional typhoons

Environment - current issues:
air and water pollution from rapid urbanization

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Marine Dumping (associate member), Ship Pollution (associate member)

Geography - note:
composed of more than 200 islands


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Hong Kong on this page is re-published from the 2013 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hong Kong Geography 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hong Kong Geography 2013 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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