Hong Kong is strategically located at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta in Southern China. It is within a few hours' flight from all major cities in East and Southeast Asia, including Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore.
Bordered by the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone to the north, Hong Kong has a total area of about 1,100 square kilometres.
To the surprise of many visitors, this bustling city also features lush green hill slopes, secluded beaches, leisurely rural landscape and rocky shorelines.
Hong Kong is eight hours ahead of GMT and has a sub-tropical climate.