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Hong Kong, SAR China

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Population:

7,018,636 (2008)

Land area:

1,042 sq. km.

Capital:

As a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong retains significant autonomy and self-rule, but is answerable to Beijing.

Economy:

In 2006, Hong Kong ranked 22nd in the UNDP Human Development Index and 34th in total GDP, with a per capita GDP of $27,071.62. Public debt accounts for 12.5 percent of total GDP, while no figure for the number of Hong Kongers beneath the poverty line is available..

Main language(s):

Chinese (Cantonese), English

Monkey's name:

猴子 Hou2 zi5 (Cantonese, with intonation marks). The Monkey (English).

Fun fact:

While Hong Kong Island itself is the most famous, few people know the Hong Kong territory contains 263 islands.

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