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Hong Kong, officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a region on the southern coast of China geographically enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. Hong Kong is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour, and with a land mass of 1,104 km² and a population of over seven million people, is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Hong Kong's population is 93.6% ethnic Chinese and 6.4% from other groups. Hong Kong's Cantonese-speaking majority originate mainly from the neighbouring Guangdong province, from which many of them fled to escape wars and communist rule in mainland China from the 1930s to 1960s.

  • also known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hongkong Island, Hong Kon, Hongkong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
  • founded on (173 years ago)
  • country: China
  • instance of: city / metropolis / urban center = a large and densely populated urban area; port = a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  • read more about Hong Kong (country)


  1. "Hong Kong" is a live album by Jean Michel Jarre, and released in 1994 on Disques Dreyfus, licensed to Polydor. Even though the album is called Hong Kong and has pictures of the event on its booklet, most of the tracks are from the Europe in Concert venues, except for "Souvenir of China" which is a special mix consisting of the Paris la Defense version and the actual track played in Hong Kong. Also, "Fishing Junks at Sunset" was recorded from the Hong Kong concert rehearsals. Magnetic Fields 2 comes from the encore at Barcelona 1993, which appears on the VHS tape released of this concert. Band In The Rain is also from the Barcelona show.
    • also known as Jarre Hongkong
    • genre: Electronic music
    • released in (22 years ago)
  2. "Hong Kong" is a 1989 single album by Teresa Teng.
    • released on (26 years ago)
  3. "Hong Kong" is a song by Gorillaz, written by singer and co-producer Damon Albarn. The song was first featured on the compilation album Help: A Day in the Life and was reworked for the second Gorillaz b-side compilation D-Sides, which was released as a promotional single alongside "Rockit". The track was performed on the Demon Days Live concerts in Manchester and Harlem (the Manchester performance was featured on the Demon Days Live DVD.) as well as the Escape to Plastic Beach concert in Hong Kong. The performances featured Zeng Zhen playing the guzheng (a traditional Chinese harp, similar to the Japanese koto.
  4. "Hong Kong" is a musical album of Davwuh.
    • released on
  5. "Hong Kong" is a composition.


  1. "Hong Kong" is a book by Ackbar Abbas.
    • also known as "Hong Kong: culture and the politics of disappearance"
  2. "Hong Kong" is a book by Stephen Coonts.
    • genres: Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
    • subjects: Espionage, China
  3. "Hong Kong" is a book by William Harold Ingrams.
  4. "Hong Kong" is a book by William D. Ehrlich.
    • also known as "Hong Kong: economic organization and language diversity"
    • subject: English language
  5. "Hong Kong" is a book by Bertrand De Speville.
    • also known as "Hong Kong: policy initiatives against corruption"

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  1. Hong Kong is a 26-episode adventure/drama series which aired on ABC television during the 1960–1961 season and helped to catapult Australian actor Rod Taylor into a major film star, primarily in the 1960s, beginning with his role in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. The series was a production of 20th Century Fox Television, and the final credit of each episode stated: "Filmed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Inc. at its Hollywood studios and in the Crown Colony of Hong Kong".
  2. "Hong Kong" is an American feature film starring Ronald Reagan and Rhonda Fleming.


"Hong Kong" is a photography (chromogenic print) by Reagan Louie, taken in (19 years ago).

  • media: chromogenic print

Phrases with Hong Kong

  1. Hong Kong Foot
  2. hong kong dollar
  3. Hong Kong Grouper
  4. Hong Kong Kumquat
  5. Hong Kong Sign Language

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hong Kong

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Google previewHow to Hide (2011)

A Practical Guide to Vanishing and Taking Your Assets with You by David Wilkening

Hong Kong is a booming city with many American companies and jobs represented here. Hong Kong is an excellent place to vanish for many reasons, particularly its large population. Thanks to Great Britain's longtime rule, English is also ...

Google previewMy Life, My Country, My World (2008)

by James Leonard Mack

Hong Kong is a small island, thirty-two square mites in area off the Southeast coast of China. It is separated from the mainland by a strait half a mile wide. Hong Kong and Kowloon were part of the British crown colony and relinquished in 1999 ...

Google previewThe Search for Jacob's Pillow (2011)

A Scottish Historical Novel by H. David Brown

Hong Kong is an enigma. How a peaceful, uncrowded place stays poor is difficult to...

Hong Kong is a rich city, except where it is almighty poor; it is full of “poverty amidst plenty.” Over the hilly terrain in dense traffic, men nonetheless 19 The ...

Google previewColumbia Chronologies of Asian History and Culture (2005)

by John Bowman

PREHISTORIC HONG KONG Hong Kong is a name applied to both a single island and a political entity that includes a total of235 islands and a still larger area on the adjacent...

Google previewForeign Communities in Hong Kong, 1840s-1950s (2005)

by C. Chu

Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city with traders, businessmen, and merchants coming from almost everywhere in the world. It has a culture, which while fundamentally Chinese, has long been under foreign influence. Its people speak the ...

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems (2014)

by Michael A. Witt, Gordon Redding

Hong Kong has demonstrated how a society of Chinese people can grow prosperous and acquire most of the trappings of modernity with which to continue stable progress. But Hong Kong is a hybrid and China is not; and China's gigantic ...

Google previewInternational Education Hubs (2013)

Student, Talent, Knowledge-Innovation Models by Jane Knight

Hong Kong is a middle-aged and ageing society.

Google previewUrban Design Futures (2006)

by Malcolm Moor, Jon Rowland

Hong Kong is a meeting place of eastern and western cultures. The seed of diversity was sown in its early days as a British colony on Chinese soil. Cultural diversity is celebrated in the daily life of citizens and manifest in the physical forms of ...

Google previewMoody's Manual of Investments (1922)

American and Foreign by John Sherman Porter

HONG KONG Area and Population: Hong Kong is an island of about 32 square miles, which with territory on the...

Google previewMergent Moody's Municipal & Government Manual (1922)

HONG KONG Area and Population: Hong Kong is an island of about 32 square miles, which with territory on the...

Google previewMoody's Analyses of Investments and Security Rating Books (1922)

by John Moody

Area and Population: Hong Kong is an island of about 32 square miles, which with territory on the mainland, gives the...

Google previewA Financial Centre for Two Empires (2014)

Hong Kong's Corporate, Securities and Tax Laws in its Transition from Britain to China by David C. Donald, Jefferson P. VanderWolk

From an income tax perspective, Hong Kong is an investor's paradise. It has often been described as a tax haven, although the definition of that term is controversial and its applicability to Hong Kong and other populous jurisdictions is ...

Google previewDemocracy in Eastern Asia (2013)

Issues, Problems and Challenges in a Region of Diversity by Edmund S. K. Fung, Steven Drakeley

Introduction Hong Kong is a rather unique case in the discussion of democracy/ democratization in East Asia. In the first place, it is not a sovereign state, but a special administrative region under the sovereignty of the People's Republic of ...

Google previewDictionary of Asia Pacific Business Terms (2004)

by Chwee Huat Tan

Hong Kong Investment Fund Association The Hong Kong Investment Fund Association (HKIFA) was formed in 1986 as an industry organization to promote Hong Kong as a major fund management centre in Asia. Its members ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide (2008)

by Irving Epstein

Bianca Prather-Jones, Willie Elliott, and Elaine Jarchow NATIONAL PROFILE The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China is located in eastern Asia bordering the South China Sea and China. With a ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949) (2009)

by James Z. Gao

Wang Tao Hong Kong Guangbao (ELIE) Kuang Qizhao Guangzhou Xinwenbao (irfilfiilili) A.W. Danforth Shanghai Zhong Wai Gongbao ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Geography (2005)

by R. W. McColl

Hong Kong has a tropical monsoon climate. Its winters are cool and humid. Rain falls from spring through the summer, and autumn is warm and sunny. Hong Kong covers an area of 421 square mi (1,092 square km) and has a population of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Developing World (2006)

by Thomas M. Leonard

Hong Kong has a small but vibrant agricultural sector that supplies fresh vegetables, flowers, and meat to its population. Its fishermen have notable fishing fleet that supplies about two-thirds of the fresh fish to the city. Meat producers were hit ...

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There was an Old Man of Hong Kong,
Who never did anything wrong.
He lay on his back,
With his head in a sack,
That innocuous Old Man of Hong Kong. (Edward Lear)
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