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