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Introduction

Capital: Hong Kong

Population

Total Population: 7,336,600
Natural Increase: 0.6%
Density: 6,987 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 100.0%
Population of main cities: Kowloon (2,204,200); Victoria (997,100); Tuen Mun (498,300); Sha Tin (454,600); Tseung Kwan O (394,700); Kwai Chung (319,300)
Ethnic Origins: The population is comprised of more than 95% Han Chinese, and around 2% from the Philippines and 3% from others origins.
Official Language: The official languages of Hong Kong are English and Cantonese.
Other Languages Spoken: Chinese Mandarin is becoming more prominent.
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 a minority of Christians (660,000), Muslims (90,000), Hindus (40,000), Sikhs (8,000), Jews and Zorastrians.
National Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 HKD = 0.1091 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 1,105 km²
Type of State: Hong Kong is a 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*: 0.910/1
HDI (World Rank): 12/188

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.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Hong Kong, dial 001
To call 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
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 553,486621,417600,613559,427547,336
Exports of Goods (million USD) 492,907535,187524,065510,596516,734
Imports of Services (million USD) 76,46775,04673,79773,90974,461
Exports of Services (million USD) 98,425104,656106,566104,15298,432

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017

 

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