Hong Kong

Hong Kong
or Chinese Xianggang or Hsiang Kang geographical name 1. special administrative region China on SE coast E of mouth of Zhu River including Hong Kong Island, Jiulong Peninsula & New Territories, & nearby islands; formerly a British crown colony with Victoria as capital area 424 square miles (1098 square kilometers), population 6,843,000 2. — see victoria 5 • Hong Konger noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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