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Hong Kong
(3,606 words)

6.86 million inhabitants

1098 km²

HK Island 18 inhabitants/km2

Kowloon 45 inhabitants/km2

When Hong Kong was returned to the People's Republic on July 1, 1997, 156 years of British colonial rule came to their end. Since then, Hong Kong has retained the status of a Special Administrative Region (SAR) under the rule of the People's…

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Taubmann, Wolfgang, “Hong Kong”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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