Hong Kong profile

Construction worker erecting bamboo scaffolding Bamboo is still used to construct and maintain Hong Kong's ultra-modern steel and glass buildings
  • Territory: Hong Kong
  • Status: Semi-autonomous, special administrative region of China
  • Population: 7.2 million (UN, 2012)
  • Area: 1,098 sq km (424 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Chinese (mainly Cantonese), English (both official)
  • Major religions: Buddhism, Taoism
  • Life expectancy: 80 (men), 86 (women)
  • Monetary unit: Hong Kong dollar
  • Main exports: Electrical and electronic goods, clothing
  • GNI per capita: $36,010 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .hk
  • International dialling code: +852

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