Motto - "A Future of Excellence and Prosperity for All"
Flower - The Hong Kong orchid, Bauhinia blakeana.
Time Zone - Eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT plus eight hours)
Ethnic Composition - Chinese, 98%; non-Chinese Asian (mostly Japanese, Indian, Pakistani, Singaporean), 1%; non-Asian (mostly from UK, Canada, Australia, US, New Zealand), 1%
Elevation - Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island rises to 550 m (1,810 ft); Tai Mo Shan on Lantau Island reaches 957 m (3,140 ft)
Latitude and Longitude - 22.15 degrees North, 114.10 degrees East
Coastline - 733 km (458 miles)
Climate - Subtropical, with monsoons between May and August; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall.
Annual Mean Temperature - 22.2 degrees Celsius; 15 degree Celsius in February; 27.8 degrees Celsius in July
Seasonal Average Precipitation - 2,220 mm (88 in)
Government - Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China, with a chief executive appointed by Beijing and a legislature combining elected and appointed officials
Weights and Measures - Metric