Hong Kong Travel Overview

Hong Kong Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Hong Kong (See more on ITYPEMBA.COM)

Official language: Chinese

Currency: Dollar 1HKD = 0.12EUR

Continent: Asia

Hong Kong is located on the South China Sea, at the mouth of the Pearl River and is a popular destination for a trip – both for a vacation and for business.

Hong Kong was a crown colony of Great Britain until 1997. Since then it has been a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China. Translated into German, Hong Kong means “Fragrant Harbor”. The most beautiful view of the famous skyline of Hong Kong Island is from Victoria Peak. The peak is the highest point in Hong Kong. A visit is a must when you are on vacation in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong can be divided into three areas: the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Hong Kong Island. The easiest and cheapest way to move between the ports of these three areas is with Star Ferry ferries. Star Ferry also offers a so-called harbor tour, with which you can discover Hong Kong from the water.

the Central District – the “capital” of Hong Kong

The Central District on Hong Kong Island is the administrative center and is therefore also seen as the “capital” of Hong Kong. The easiest way to visit this is by taking a double-decker tram, which takes you past all the famous and well-known sights such as Hollywood Road, Cat Street, the Man Mo Temple (the most important Taoist temple on Hong Kong Island) and the Escalator (an 800-meter-long escalator), and in the middle of the Central District is Hong Kong Park. It offers a quiet natural landscape in the middle of the hectic business environment. In the mornings in Hong Kong Park you can find many followers of Tai Chi practicing there.

Shopping in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is known as one of the largest shoppers’ paradises in the world. Well-known shopping miles on Hong Kong Island are Connaught Road, Des Voeux Road and Queen’s Road. In addition, the markets are a special attraction for those who spend their vacation in Asia. The most famous market is the Night Market on Temple Street. As you can tell from its name, the Night Market on Temple Street is mostly open in the evenings. It’s pretty quiet here during the day as only a few stalls are open. Other well-known markets are the Flower Market, the ” Ladies Markets ” and theJade Market.


Currency (sub-unit)

Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

HKD / 344


Continent: Asia

Geo coordinates: N 22 ° 23 ‘47.1 ” E 114 ° 6’ 34.2″

Highest mountain: Tai Mo Shan (958 m)

Total area: 1,092 km²

Mainland: 1,042 km²

National border: 30 km

Coastline: 733 km


Dependency: China, People’s Republic since 1997


Hong Kong GDP - gross domestic product

BSP: $ 196.553 billion

GDP: $ 179.428 billion

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 234.74 billion

Economic growth: 7.9%

GDP share of agriculture: 0.1%

GDP share of industry: 9%

GDP share of services: 90.9%

Inflation rate: 1.3%

Unemployment: 5.4%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 1.7%

Export: $ 313.7 billion

Import: $ 319.4 billion

Foreign debt: $ 75.943 billion

Gold and currency reserves: $ 126,080,000,000

Electricity consumption: 41,230 million KWh

Gas consumption: 691 million m³

Oil consumption: 302,000 million m³

Cultivation area: 6.06%

Bovine: 23,000 pieces

Pigs: 92,000 pieces

Fishing: 192,000 t

Demographic data

Residents: 6,940,500

Average age: 40.7 years

0-14 years: 13.5%

15-64 years: 73.7%

> 65 years: 12.8%

Population growth: 0.59%

Birth rate: 7.29 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 6.29 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 4.89 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 0.96

Fertility: 0.95 children / woman

Infant mortality: 2.95 ‰

Life expectancy men: 78.9 years

Life expectancy women: 84.5 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: HK

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: HKG

ISO 3166 numeric: 344

Top Level Domain: hk

IOC country code: HKG


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Telephone connections: 3,910,000

Cell Phones: 7,890,000

Radios: 4,950,000

TV: 4,150,000

Computer: 3,446,000

Internet users: 3,590,000


Paved roads: 1,984 km

Cars: 383,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 924


Number of doctors: 10,920

Daily food intake: 1,370 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 2,600


Illiteracy: 6%