Hong Kong Situated at the southeastern tip of China, it is ideally positioned at the centre of rapidly developing East Asia. With a total area of 1 104 square kilometres, it covers Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon peninsula just opposite, and the New Territories which also includes 262 outlying islands.
Hong Kong's climate is sub-tropical, tending towards the temperate for nearly half the year. Temperatures can drop below 10 degrees Celsius in winter and exceed 31 degrees Celsius in summer. About 90 per cent of the rainfall occurs between April and September.
Hong Kong is the world's 11th largest trading economy, the world's 6th largest foreign exchange market, the world's 15th largest banking centre.