Hong Kong

geographical name

ˈhäŋ-ˌkäŋ How to pronounce Hong Kong (audio)
-ˈkäŋ;
ˈhȯŋ-ˌkȯŋ,
-ˈkȯŋ
variants or Chinese Xianggang or Hsiang Kang
special administrative region of China on the southeast coast east of the mouth of the Zhu River where it empties into the South China Sea; includes Hong Kong Island (area 29 square miles, or 75 square kilometers) , Jiulong Peninsula, the New Territories, and nearby islands; formerly a British crown colony with Victoria as its capital area 424 square miles (1098 square kilometers), population 7,071,576
Hong Konger noun

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“Hong Kong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hong%20Kong. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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