Hong Kong (Cantonese, meaning Fragrant Harbour) is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. It is a place with multiple personalities, as a result of being both Cantonese Chinese and under a more recent contemporary ex-British influence. Today, the former British colony is a major tourism destination for China's increasingly affluent mainland population. It is also an important hub in East Asia with global connections to many of the world's cities. It is a unique destination that has absorbed people and cultural influences from places as diverse as Vietnam and Vancouver and proudly proclaims itself to be Asia's World City.
Capital: Victoria (Central)
Currency: Hong Kong dollar (HKD)
Local Time: GMT + 8
Telephone code: +852
Language: Cantonese (official), English (official)
Electricity: 220V/50Hz (UK plug)