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Hong Kong (China S.A.R)     [146]
(Crown Colony of United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 0 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 6311000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 0 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 1%
  URBAN POP: 95% (1994), versus 85% (1960), Annual Growth: 0.5%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 79.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 92.3%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 5 per/1000 (1994), versus 43 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.914
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$126.3 billion,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 5.4%
  GDP/Capita: $11611  GDP/Capita PPP: $22310
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $1631, 1970 $3128, 1980 $5939, 1990 $9896
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $14 million
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  ARABLE LAND: 5.8% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 5693 kw-hr/capita, versus 1287 kw-hr/cap (1970)
INSTITUTIONS
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Last updated 08/02/98


Islands of Hong Kong (China S.A.R)
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Victoria (China - Hong Kong S.A.R.)


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