Definition of Hong Kong in English:

Hong Kong

proper noun

  • A special administrative region on the south-eastern coast of China, a British dependency until 1997; population 7,300,000 (estimated 2015); official languages, English and Cantonese; capital, Victoria. The area comprises Hong Kong Island, ceded by China in 1841; the Kowloon peninsula, ceded in 1860; and the New Territories, additional areas of the mainland that were leased for 99 years in 1898. All were returned to China in 1997. Hong Kong has become one of the world's major financial and manufacturing centers.

Pronunciation

Hong Kong

/hɒŋ ˈkɒŋ/