Travel Information for Hong Kong
Time zone:GMT +8 (Chinese standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:English, Cantonese Other languages:    Mandarin Chinese
Currency: Hong Kong dollars (HKD)

1 = HK$8.65, $1 = HK$7.00, £1 = HK$10.31

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.hkInternational Dialling Code:    852

For help planning your trip to Hong Kong including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Hong Kong trip planning page.

Further information on Hong Kong

Discover more about Hong Kong - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of hong_kong

Total area: 1,104 sq km (50 sq km under water)

Coastline: 733 km (South China Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): China (30km)

Highest mountain: Tai Mo Shan (958m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Hong Kong from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldPartly Free -
Democracy IndexFlawed democracy 66/167
Economic FreedomFree 1/179
Press FreedomNoticeable problems 69/179
ILGA LGBT rightsNo Data -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 17/174
Overall Ranking:    -

Other Data & Links

Status: Territory of China

Population: 7,112,688     Density: 6442.6 people/sq km

Ethnic groups: Chinese 95%, Filipino 1.6%, Indonesian 1.3%, other 2.1% (2006 census)

Religions: eclectic mixture of local religions 90%, Christian 10%

GDP (PPP): $381.3 billion       GDP per capita: $52,700

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.