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|Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic
of China. It is composed of the Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula [including
Kowloon and the New Territories] and 235 islands [the largest being Lantau
Island]. The total area is 1098.08 sq km, three-quarters of which are hilly
It is located at the mouth of Pearl River (Zhujiang), just south of the
Chinese city Shenzhen. It stretches from 22°08'N - 22°35'N and from
113°49'E - 114°31'E.
Hong Kong lies in the subtropical region. Each year in March and April,
the climate becomes warm, humid and foggy. From May to September, it is
hot, humid and rainy, with an average temperature of 30 - 35°C,
and frequently hit by typhoons. In October, it gradually cools off and becomes
less humid. From November to February, under the influence of the Siberian
winds from the China mainland, it is cool and dry.