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Hong Kong

Hong Kong Background Stats

Dependency status:

Special administrative region of China

Definitions

  • Length of border with China: Length in km of each country's border with China. China has international borders with 14 countries, and a total border length of 22,117 kilometres (13,743 mi). That makes it the longest of any country in the world.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Length of border with China 30 km 2014 13th out of 14
National identity card See main article Hong Kong Identity Card . Identity cards have been used since 1949, and been compulsory since 1980. Children are required to obtain their first identity card at age 11, and must change to an adult identity card at age 18. 2004
Overview

Once home to fishermen and farmers, modern Hong Kong is a teeming, commercially-vibrant metropolis where Chinese and Western influences fuse.

The former British colony became a special administrative region of China in 1997, when Britain's 99-year lease of the New Territories, north of Hong Kong island, expired.

Hong Kong is governed under the principle of "one country, two systems", under which China has agreed to give the region a high degree of autonomy and to preserve its economic and social systems for 50 years from the date of the handover.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Hong Kong Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Hong-Kong/Background