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Hong Kong Geography

Hong Kong    Geography Top of Page
Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China
Geographic coordinates: 22 15 N, 114 10 E
Map references: Southeast Asia
Area: total:  1,092 sq km

land:  1,042 sq km

water:  50 sq km
Area - comparative: six times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries: total:  30 km

border countries:  China 30 km
Coastline: 733 km
Maritime claims: territorial sea:  3 NM
Climate: tropical 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

highest point:  Tai Mo Shan 958 m
Natural resources: outstanding deepwater harbor, feldspar
Land use: arable land:  6%

permanent crops:  1%

permanent pastures:  1%

forests and woodland:  20%

other:  72% (1997 est.)
Irrigated land: 20 sq km (1997 est.)
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: more than 200 islands


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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