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Hong Kong

About Hong Kong

7,061,200 in city
7,357,430 in metro
1,053 km² (407 mi²)
50 m
A former British colony, taken by the British empire in the 19th century and handed back to China in 1997. Now a Special Administrative Region in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong (the name means Fragrant Harbour) is a major seaport, financial center and the business hub of Asia . The tiny portion of flat land available for construction (estimated to be around 200 sq. kms.) has led to a concentrated high-rise environment and very high population density. More than 85% of the population growth in Hong Kong Metro (1991-2001) has been within the New Territories . Home for many business tycoons and giant companies as well as poor illegal immigrants, Hong Kong is a city of opportunities, extremities, and busy streetlife.

Metro Cities

Hong Kong

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
8,118 All Buildings
7,928
existing
24
under construction
122
planned
15
unbuilt
29
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 International Commerce Centre 484 m 2010
2 Two International Finance Centre 415 m 2003
3 Central Plaza 374 m 1992
4 Bank of China Tower 367 m 1990
5 The Center 346 m 1998

Other buildings

No. Type
12 Famous buildings
74 Buildings with construction images