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    Hong Kong Geography 1997

      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 springthrough 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 : 22%
      other: 70% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land 20 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards occasional typhoons

      Environment - current issues air and water pollution from rapid urbanization

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: NA
      signed, but not ratified: NA

      Geography - note more than 200 islands

      NOTE: The information regarding Hong Kong on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hong Kong Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hong Kong Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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