Hong Kong

Hong Kong Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Population density > People per sq. km: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative six times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places six times the size of Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 1,042 sq km 2008 175th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 0.148 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 222nd out of 224
Area > Total 1,104 sq km 2013 184th out of 251
Area > Water 50 sq km 2013 144th out of 246
Climate subtropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall 2013
Coastline 733 km 2014 94th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 22 15 N, 114 10 E 2013
Land area > Square miles 424 square miles 2013 81st out of 98
Location Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China 2013
Natural resources outstanding deepwater harbor, feldspar 2013
Population density > People per sq. km 6,663.72 people/m² 2005 3rd out of 202
Surface area > Sq. km 1,092 km² 2005 172nd out of 204
Terrain hilly to mountainous with steep slopes; lowlands in north 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database



Hong Kong Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Land boundaries 4 Surface area 3

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