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Hong Kong: Hong Kong Geography Profile 2012






Hong Kong Geography Profile 2012

The total area is 410 square miles (1,060 km²).The sea continues to expand the area of the region because of its dryness. Most of the PLE is hilly mountainous. In the central part of Tai Mo Peak region. At 3144 feet (958 m), it is the culmination of the administrative region. Victoria on Hong Kong Island, is the capital and is often called in Hong Kong. On the Kowloon Peninsula across Victoria Harbour, Victoria, Kowloon is a port city and an important residential and industrial.

Hong Kong enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate. The average temperature is 82 ° (28 ° C) F. in July and 60 ° F. (16 ° C) in January. The average annual rainfall of 85 inches (2,160 mm). There are occasional typhoons in summer.


Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China

Geographic coordinates: 

22 15 N, 114 10 E

Map references: 

Southeast Asia

Area comparative: 

six times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries Total: 

30 km

Land boundaries Note: 


subtropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall


hilly to mountainous with steep slopes; lowlands in north

Natural resources: 

outstanding deepwater harbor, feldspar

Natural hazards: 

occasional typhoons

Environment - current issues: 

air and water pollution from rapid urbanization

Geography note: 

more than 200 islands