Hong Kong Facts



  • Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region on the coast of China. It comprises a peninsula and 237 islands.
  • Hong Kong was administered by the British from 1842 until July 1 1997.
  • 6.4 million people are crowded into Hong Kong, mostly in the cities of Kowloon and Hong Kong itself.
  • Hong Kong is one of the world’s most bustling, dynamic, overcrowded cities. It makes huge amounts of textiles, clothing and other goods and is also one of the world’s major financial and trading centers.
  • The proposed Landmark tower in Kowloon could be 576 m tall.
  • The Shanghai Bank in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a centre of international trade and finance.
  • Hong Kong’s streets are hectic, with its large population travelling by public transport or cars. Neon-lit advertising signs can be seen everywhere.
  • All but 3 percent of Hong Kong people are Chinese. Many can speak English.
  • Hong Kong is one of the three biggest ports, along with Rotterdam and Singapore.
  • Hong Kong is the world’s biggest container port.
  • Hong Kong’s Chep Lap Kok airport, opened in 1998, is one of the world’s most modern airports.
  • The Hong Kong-Shanghai Bank tower is one of the world’s most spectacular office blocks.