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Core Facts and Statistics

Hong Kong is regarded as one of the most densely populated regions in the world, with a culturally diverse population.

Official name: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)

Official languages: Chinese (Cantonese) and English

Population: 7.18 million (Aug 2013)

Population density: 6,620 people per square kilometre (mid-2012)

Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD, HK$); 1 HKD = 100 cents.

Time zone: +08:00 hours from UTC/GMT

Average temperatures: Low 12°C (Dec-Feb); High 31°C (Jun-Aug)

Typhoon season: May-Sep

International airport: Hong Kong International (HKG)

Side of the road driven on: Left

Electricity supply: 220 volts, AC 50Hz (using UK-style 3-pronged plugs)

Calling emergency services (police, fire, ambulance): dial 999 from a landline or 112 from a cellular phone.

Country code: +852