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Hong Kong City Guide
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Above: Sai Yeung Choi Street South in Mongkok, Kowloon.

Above: Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter / marina with a Star Ferry boat in the background.

Official name: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR)
Area: ~425 sq. miles (~1,100 Km2)
Developed Area: ~100 sq. miles (~275 Km2) Population: ~7 mil.
Density: ~16,500 / sq. mile (~6,350 / Km2)
Currency: Hong Kong dollar (HKD)
Exchange Rate: HK$1 ~ US$7.8
Phone Country Code: 852
Time Zone: UT +8, same as Beijing, China. No daylight-saving time.
Central Business District:
Central, Hong Kong Island
Transportation: MTR (subway/trains), buses, ferries, trams, taxies.
Airport: HKG - Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island, about one hour away from main parts of Hong Kong by public transportation.
Sales tax: none (as of 2009.10.1)

Main shopping areas: Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay
Other popular tourist areas: Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Stanley, Jordan, Yau Ma Tei, Sham Shui Po, Lantau Island, Aberdeen.
Theme parks: Ocean Park, Disneyland
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