Map of Hong Kong | Political, Geography, Transportation And Cities Map

Map of Hong Kong | Political, Geography, Transportation And Cities Map

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR) is located in East Asia, on the southeast coast of China, facing the South China Sea. Map of Hong Kong covers an area of 1,104 sq km (426 sq mi). The area includes Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, and the New Territories. With over 7.5 million residents, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world. It is also one of the world’s leading financial, banking, and trading centers.

Hong Kong was a former trading port, it became a crown colony of the United Kingdom in 1842, in 1997 its sovereignty was transferred to the People’s Republic of China. The “One country, two systems” idea grants Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy in all areas with the exception of foreign affairs and defense. The SAR maintains its own currency, its legal and political system, and other aspects that concern its way of life for at least 50 years until 2047.

Hong Kong Fast Facts

  • Legal Name: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • Total Area: 1,108.00 km2
  • Population: 7,507,400
  • Currency: 1 Hong Kong dollar (HK$) = 100 cents
  • Religions: eclectic mixture of local religions 90%, Christian 10%
  • Languages: Chinese (Cantonese), English; both are official

Political Map of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) is located south of the Chinese Guangdong (formerly Canton) province. Political Map of Hong Kong is surrounded on three sides by the South China Sea and bordered on the fourth by the Shenzhen River, beyond which lies the city of Shenzhen. Hong Kong is divided into 18 districts. These districts are Islands, Kwai Tsing, North, Sai Kung, Sha Tin, Tai Po, Tsuen Wan, Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Kowloon City, Kwun Tong, Sham Shui Po, Wong Tai Sin, Yau Tsim Mong, Central and Western, Eastern, Southern and Wan Chai.

Geography Map of Hong Kong

The territory of Hong Kong is 426 sq m, made up of Hong Kong island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories, and hundreds of small islands. Among its islands, Lantau Island is the largest one and Hong Kong Island is the second largest. Lowlands cover less than one-fifth of Hong Kong’s area. In the north, Yuen Long and Sheung Shui plains are the only regions featuring extensive lowlands.

Hong Kong has a humid, subtropical climate. It is located just south of the Tropic of Cancer. With an annual rainfall of 2,200mm, the average annual temperature is between 23℃, and 152℃ in January and February and 28℃ in July and August.

  • Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China
  • Geographic coordinates: 22 15 N, 114 10 E
  • Area:
    total: 1,092 sq km
    land: 1,042 sq km
    water: 50 sq km
  • Land boundaries:
    total: 30 km
    border countries: China 30 km
  • Coastline: 733 km
  • Maritime claims:
    territorial sea: 3 nm
  • Terrain: hilly to mountainous with steep slopes; lowlands in north
  • Elevation extremes:
    lowest point: the South China Sea 0 m
    highest point: Tai Mo Shan 958 m
  • Geography – note: more than 200 islands

Transportation Map of Hong Kong

Hong Kong has a highly developed, sophisticated transport network. Over 90 percent of daily trips are made on public transport, the highest percentage in the world. The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is an extensive passenger rail network, connecting 93 metro stations throughout the territory. Hong Kong International Airport is the territory’s primary airport. Over 100 airlines operate flights from the airport, including locally based Cathay Pacific (flag carrier), Hong Kong Airlines, low-cost airline HK Express and cargo airline Air Hong Kong.

Cities Map of Hong Kong

Name 2021 Population 
Hong Kong 7,012,738
Kowloon 2,019,533
Tsuen Wan 288,728
Yuen Long Kau Hui 141,900
Tung Chung 45,000
Sha Tin 21,559
Tuen Mun 16,940
Tai Po 16,302
Sai Kung 11,927
Yung Shue Wan 6,000

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