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Hong Kong


Area: total: 1,092 sq km
land: 1,042 sq km
water: 50 sq km

Climate: subtropical 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

Natural resources: outstanding deepwater harbor, feldspar

Population: 7,018,636 [July 2008 est.]

Age structure: 0-14 years: 12.6% [male 463,300/female 422,945]
15-64 years: 74.4% [male 2,535,246/female 2,684,495]
65 years and over: 13% [male 425,500/female 487,150] [2008 est.]

Nationality: noun: Chinese/Hong Konger
adjective: Chinese/Hong Kong

Ethnic groups: Chinese 94.9%, Filipino 2.1%, other 3% [2001 census]

Languages: Chinese [Cantonese] 89.2% [official], other Chinese dialects 6.4%, English 3.2% [official], other 1.2% [2001 census]

National holiday: National Day [Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China], 1 October [1949] note - 1 July 1997 is celebrated as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day