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Outline 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

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.

Contents

  • General reference 1
  • Geography of Hong Kong 2
    • Environment of Hong Kong 2.1
      • Natural geographic features of Hong Kong 2.1.1
    • Regions of Hong Kong 2.2
      • Ecoregions of Hong Kong 2.2.1
      • Administrative divisions of Hong Kong 2.2.2
        • Districts of Hong Kong 2.2.2.1
        • Municipalities of Hong Kong 2.2.2.2
    • Demography of Hong Kong 2.3
  • Government and politics of Hong Kong 3
    • Branches of the government of Hong Kong 3.1
      • Executive branch of the government of Hong Kong 3.1.1
      • Legislative branch of the government of Hong Kong 3.1.2
      • Judicial branch of the government of Hong Kong 3.1.3
    • Foreign relations of Hong Kong 3.2
      • International organization membership 3.2.1
    • Law and order in Hong Kong 3.3
    • Military of Hong Kong 3.4
    • Local government in Hong Kong 3.5
  • History of Hong Kong 4
  • Culture of Hong Kong 5
    • Art in Hong Kong 5.1
    • Sports in Hong Kong 5.2
  • Economy and infrastructure of Hong Kong 6
  • Education in Hong Kong 7
  • Health in Hong Kong 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Hong Kong

Geography of Hong Kong

Environment of Hong Kong

An enlargeable false colour satellite image of Hong Kong

Natural geographic features of Hong Kong

Regions of Hong Kong

Main article: Regions of Hong Kong

Ecoregions of Hong Kong

Main article: Ecoregions in Hong Kong

Administrative divisions of Hong Kong

Main article: Administrative divisions of Hong Kong
Districts of Hong Kong
Municipalities of Hong Kong

Demography of Hong Kong

Main article: Demographics of Hong Kong

Government and politics of Hong Kong

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

Branches of the 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

Foreign relations of Hong Kong

International organization membership

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

Law and order in Hong Kong

Main article: Law of Hong Kong

Military of Hong Kong

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

Local government in Hong Kong

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

Main article: Current events of Hong Kong

Culture of Hong Kong

Main article: Culture of Hong Kong

Art in Hong Kong

Sports in Hong Kong

Main article: Sports in Hong Kong

Economy and infrastructure of Hong Kong

Main article: Economy of Hong Kong

Education in Hong Kong

Main article: Education in Hong Kong

Health in Hong Kong

See also

References

  1. ^

Hong Kong Travel

External links

Government
  • GovHK - Official government site
  • Hong Kong Government - Census and Statistics Department
  • Hong Kong Government - Fact Sheets
  • Hong Kong Legislative Council - Official site of the legislative body
  • DiscoverHongKong - Official site of the Hong Kong Tourism Board
General reference
Miscellanea
  • Hong Kong travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Flickr: Photos tagged with "HongKong"


  • Outline of Hong Kong at DMOZ
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