Essential basics and useful websites for planning a move to <strong>Hong Kong…</strong>

Key Facts and Figures

Formal Name Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Xianggang Tebie Xingzhengqu)
Capital Hong Kong is a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China, and therefore does not have a capital
Official Languages Cantonese, English
Currency Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Dialling Code +852
Emergency numbers 999 (112 for tourists with mobile cellular phones)
Time Zone UTC+8
Daylight Savings Time Hong Kong does not observe DST
Units of Measure Metric System
Electricity 200/220 volts; frequency of 50 hertz
Government Limited democracy
Population 7,153,519 (July 2012 est.)
Climate Subtropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in autumn
Land Surface 1,054 sq Km
Coastline 733 sq Km
Hong Kong Flag Hong Kong Flag

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