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    Hong Kong Geography 2001


      Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China

      Geographic coordinates: 22 15 N, 114 10 E

      Map references: Southeast Asia

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

      Area - comparative: six times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      total: 30 km
      border countries: China 30 km

      Coastline: 733 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 3 NM

      Climate: tropical 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

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: South China Sea 0 m
      highest point: Tai Mo Shan 958 m

      Natural resources: outstanding deepwater harbor, feldspar

      Land use:
      arable land: 6%
      permanent crops: 1%
      permanent pastures: 1%
      forests and woodland: 20%
      other: 72% (1997 est.)

      Irrigated land: 20 sq km (1997 est.)

      Natural hazards: occasional typhoons

      Environment - current issues: air and water pollution from rapid urbanization

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Marine Dumping (associate member), Ship Pollution (associate member)

      Geography - note: more than 200 islands

      NOTE: The information regarding Hong Kong on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hong Kong Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hong Kong Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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