Largest Cities in Hong Kong

by | January 20, 2021

Facts about Hong Kong

Official languages: Chinese, Chinese, English
Capital: Hong Kong
Area: 1,092 km²
Population: 6.9 million residents
Population density: 6,317.48 residents per km²
Currency: HKD
Internet TLD: .hk
ISO codes: HK , HKG, 344
The country code for Hong Kong is +852

After being returned to China, the former British Crown Colony of Hong Kong is a special administrative region on the south coast of the People’s Republic of China.


Total population 7.249.907
Population growth rate 0,24%
Birth rate 8.90 births per 1,000 population
Life expectancy
Overall 82.20 years
Men 79.47 years
Women 85.14 years
Age structure
0-14 years 12,38%
15-64 years 70,49%
65 years and above 17,14%
Medianalter 43.60 years
Gender ratio 0,94 M/ F
Population density 6,566.94 residents per km²
Urbanization 100,00%
Hong Kong (F 1998) 6687200
93.1% Chinese, 1.9% Indonesians, 1.9% Filipinos, 3% others
Local Religions 90% Christians 10%
Human Development Index (HDI) 0,939
HDI Ranking 4


Biggest Cities of Hong Kong by Population

Hong Kong is a bustling metropolis situated on the east coast of China. It is one of the world’s largest and most densely populated cities, with over 7 million inhabitants living in an area of just 1,104 square kilometers. The city is divided into four main areas: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, New Territories, and Outlying Islands.

Hong Kong Island is home to the city’s most iconic skyline and many of its most popular attractions. Here you can find Victoria Peak for stunning views across the harbor; Ocean Park for amusement park rides; and Central district for some of the city’s best shopping and dining experiences.

Kowloon Peninsula is a bustling area filled with street markets, temples, and nightclubs. It also contains several large parks such as Kowloon Park which features a large lake with boating activities; or Chi Lin Nunnery which is a beautiful Buddhist temple complex surrounded by lush gardens.

The New Territories contain many traditional villages which offer visitors a glimpse into local culture and history. Here you can find Tai Mo Shan Country Park for hiking or cycling trails; Ma On Shan Country Park for bird watching; or Cheung Chau Island to explore some of Hong Kong’s stunning beaches.

Finally, the Outlying Islands are made up of more than 200 islands such as Lantau Island which contains Hong Kong Disneyland; Lamma Island known for its seafood restaurants; or Peng Chau Island where visitors can explore some secluded beaches and hidden coves.

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Hong Kong, Hong Kong 7,012,849 22.2783 114.175
2 Kowloon, Hong Kong 2,019,644 22.3167 114.183
3 Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong 288,839 22.3707 114.105
4 Yuen Long Kau Hui, Hong Kong 142,011 22.45 114.033
5 Tung Chung, Hong Kong 45,111 22.2878 113.942
6 Sha Tin, Hong Kong 21,670 22.3833 114.183
7 Tuen Mun, Hong Kong 17,051 22.3918 113.972
8 Tai Po, Hong Kong 16,413 22.4501 114.169
9 Sai Kung, Hong Kong 12,038 22.3833 114.267
10 Yung Shue Wan, Hong Kong 6,111 22.2262 114.112