Hong Kong BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +8 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|22°21'23 / 114°8'11|
|HK / HKG|
|Cantonese (official) 89.5%|
English (official) 3.5%
Putonghua (Mandarin) 1.4%
other Chinese dialects 4%
other 1.6% (2011 est.)
TYPE G BRITISH 3-PIN|
TYPE M SOUTH AFRICAN PLUG
|Hong Kong banks list|
Hong Kong Introduction
Hong Kong is located at 114°15′ east longitude and 22°15′ north latitude. It is located on the coast of South China, east of the Pearl River Estuary in Guangdong Province, China. It consists of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the inland areas of the New Territories, and 262 large and small islands (outlying islands). )composition. Hong Kong is bordered by Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province to the north and Wanshan Islands, Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province to the south. Hong Kong is 61 kilometers from Macau to the west, 130 kilometers from Guangzhou to the north, and 1,200 kilometers from Shanghai.
Hong Kong is east of the Pearl River Estuary in southern Guangdong Province, China, 61 kilometers away from Macau in the west, and Guangzhou to the north 130 kilometers, 1200 kilometers from Shanghai. The Hong Kong seaport is one of the three great harbors in the world. Hong Kong has three major parts, namely Hong Kong Island (about 78 square kilometers); Kowloon Peninsula (about 50 square kilometers); New Territories (about 968 square kilometers with 235 outlying islands), with a total area of about 1095 square kilometers and a total land area of 1104 km. It has a subtropical climate, hot and humid in summer, and the temperature is between 26-30°C; in winter, it is cool and dry, but it rarely drops below 5°C, but the air quality is poor. It is rainy from May to September, sometimes with heavy rain. Between summer and autumn, there are sometimes typhoons.
There are about seven million Hong Kong residents, most of whom are Chinese. They mainly speak Cantonese (Cantonese), but English is very popular and they speak Chaozhou and other dialects. There are also many people. Many indigenous people in the New Territories speak Hakka. Putonghua is very popular in recent years, and general agencies and institutions also encourage its use.
Hong Kong is poor in natural resources. Due to the lack of large rivers and lakes, and the lack of groundwater, more than 60% of fresh water for edible water depends on Guangdong Province. There are a small amount of iron, aluminum, zinc, tungsten, beryl, graphite, etc. in the mineral deposits. Hong Kong is adjacent to the continental shelf, has a vast ocean surface and numerous islands, and has a unique geographical environment for fishery production. There are more than 150 marine fish with commercial value in Hong Kong, mainly red shirt, nine sticks, bigeye, yellow croaker, yellow belly and squid. Hong Kong's land resources are limited, with woodland accounting for 20.5% of the total area. Agriculture mainly deals in a small amount of vegetables, flowers, fruits and rice. It raises pigs, cattle, poultry and freshwater fish. Nearly half of agricultural and sideline products need to be supplied from the Mainland.
After the 1970s, Hong Kong’s economy developed rapidly, and gradually formed a business based on processing industries, led by foreign trade, and characterized by diversified operations. A modern international industrial and commercial city. Hong Kong is an important financial, trade, transportation, tourism, information and communication center in the world. Hong Kong's modern economic development is based on the manufacturing industry, with 50,600 manufacturers. The real estate and construction industries are one of the important pillars of Hong Kong's economy, accounting for about 11% to 13% of Hong Kong's GDP. Hong Kong is the world's third largest international financial center after New York and London. In 1990, a total of 84 banks ranked among the top 100 in the world were operating in Hong Kong. The foreign exchange market has the sixth largest trading volume in the world. Hong Kong is one of the world's four largest gold markets, which are as famous as London, New York and Zurich, and are connected by time difference. Hong Kong is an important international trade center. Hong Kong's foreign trade includes three major parts: imports, exports of Hong Kong products, and re-exports.
Hong Kong is one of the transportation and tourism centers in the Asia-Pacific region. The public transportation system consists of a transportation network consisting of railways, ferries, buses, etc., which extends to almost every corner of the port. Hong Kong is an important international commercial port with a developed shipping industry.
Hong Kong’s religious and cultural landscapes include: Man Mo Temple, Causeway Bay Tin Hau Temple, St. John’s Cathedral on Hong Kong Island; Wong Tai Sin Temple and Tomb, Hou Wang Temple in Kowloon and many more.