Country Profile - Hong%20Kong

Name: Hong Kong

Location: Far East

Time: IST (+) 2 1/2 hrs

Language: Chinese, English & Cantonese

Area: 1095 sq. km

Population: 6,687,200

National Day: 01 Oct

Currency: Hong Kong dollar (HKD).

Climate: Hong Kong experiences four distinct seasons, with the climate influenced in winter by the north-northeast monsoon and in summer by the south-southwest monsoon. Summers are very hot, with the rainy season running from June to August. Spring and autumn are warm with occasional rain and cooler evenings. Winter can be cold, but most days are mild. There is a risk of typhoons from July to September.

Holidays:  1 Jan New Year's Day. 14 Feb - 16 Feb Chinese New Year. 1 May Labour Day. 1 Jul Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day. 1 Oct National Day. 25 Dec Christmas Day. 26 Dec Boxing Day.

Airline Name: Cathay Pacific (CX)

International Airports: Chek Lap Kok (Hong Kong International) (HKG)