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Hong Kong

GEOGRAPHY
Location:
  Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China
Geographic Coordinates:
  22 15 N, 114 10 E
Map References:
  Southeast Asia
Area:
  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 spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall
Terrain:
  hilly to mountainous with steep slopes; lowlands in north
Land Use:
  arable land: 6%
permanent crops: 1%
permanent pastures: 1%
forests and woodland: 20%
other: 72% (1997 est.)
Irrigated Land :
  20 sq km (1997 est.)
Natural Hazards:
  occasional typhoons
Environment - Current Issues:
  air and water pollution from rapid urbanization
Geography - Notes:
  more than 200 islands


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