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Countries of the World: Hong Kong
Resources about Hong Kong including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Hong Kong GDP (2009): $209.3 billion (at current market prices). GDP real growth rate (2009): negative 2.8%. Per capita GDP (2009): $29,879 (at current market prices). Natural resources: Deepwater harbor. Industry: Types--textiles, clothing, electronics, plastics, toys, watches, clocks. Trade (2009): Exports--$316.5 billion: clothing, electronics, textiles, watches and clocks, office machinery, electrical machinery, telecommunications equipment. Major partners-- Mainland China 51.1%, U.S. 11.6%, EU 7.1%, Japan 4.4%. Imports--$345.1 billion: consumer goods, raw materials and semi-manufactures, capital goods, foodstuffs, fuels. Major partners--Mainland China 46.4%, Japan 8.8%, Singapore 6.5%, Taiwan 6.5%, U.S. 5.3%.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2747.htm

Geography of Hong Kong Area: 1,104.3 sq. km.; Hong Kong comprises Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories, and numerous small islands. Terrain: Hilly to mountainous, with steep slopes and a natural harbor. Climate: Tropical monsoon. Cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy in spring and summer, warm and sunny in fall.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2747.htm

Government of Hong Kong Type: Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China, with its own constitution-like charter (the Basic Law). Branches: Executive--Administration: Chief Executive selected in March 2007; Executive Council serves in an advisory role for the Chief Executive. Legislative--Legislative Council (LegCo) elected in September 2008. Judicial--Court of Final Appeal is the highest court; there are other lower courts. Subdivisions: Hong Kong, Kowloon, New Territories. Suffrage: Permanent residents 18 years or over who have lived in Hong Kong for the past seven years are eligible to vote in certain local elections and for LegCo members.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2747.htm

Map of Hong Kong This Map of Hong Kong shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2747.htm

Official Name of Hong Kong The Official Name of Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2747.htm

People of Hong Kong Population (July 2010 est.): 7.089 million. Population growth rate (2010 est.): 0.476%. Ethnic groups: Chinese 95%; other 5%. Religions: About 43% participate in some form of religious practice. Languages: Cantonese (a dialect of Chinese) and English are official. Literacy: 97.1% (98.7% male, 95.4% female). Health (2009): Infant mortality rate--1.6/1,000. Life expectancy--83 yrs. (overall); 79.8 yrs. male, 86.1 yrs. female Work force (2009): 3.68 million. Work force (by occupation, 2008): Wholesale, retail, and import/export trades and restaurants and hotels--33.5%; finance, insurance, real estate, and business services--16.6%; manufacturing--4.6%.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2747.htm



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