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Hong Kong: Geography#

LocationEastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China
Geographic Coordinates22 15 N, 114 10 E 22.25,114.166664
Land boundariestotal: 33 km
regional border: China 33 km
Coastline733 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: South China Sea 0 m
highest point: Tai Mo Shan 958 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainhilly to mountainous with steep slopes; lowlands in north
Natural Hazardsoccasional typhoons
Natural Resourceoutstanding deepwater harbor, feldspar
Land Usearable land: 5.05%
permanent crops: 1.01%
other: 93.94% (2011)
Climatesubtropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall
Irrigated LandNA; note - included in the total for China
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesair and water pollution from rapid urbanization
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Marine Dumping (associate member), Ship Pollution (associate member)
Large Cities
Geography-notecomposed of more than 200 islands