Demographic and Cultural Review – Hong Kong

Anna Sevastianova | Israel-Asia Ambassadors Program | 17 April 2018

Population: 7.347 million (2016)

Area: East Asia, 2,754 km²

Religion:

  • Chinese folk religion, Buddhism, Taoism, Irreligion, or Atheism (82.8%)
  • Protestantism (6.5%)
  • Catholicism (5.1%)
  • Islam (4.1%)
  • Hinduism (1.3%)
  • Sikhism (0.2%)

Language:

Chinese and English are regarded as the official languages; Cantonese, Chinese mandarin and English are spoken languages.

  • Cantonese – 89.5%
  • Other Chinese dialect speakers – 4.02%
  • English speakers – 3.5%
  • Other language speakers – 1.57%
  • Mandarin Chinese speakers – 1.38%

Government:

presidential limited democracy; a special administrative region of the PRC

While the People’s Republic of China maintains control over its foreign and defense policies, Hong Kong is allowed freedom of governance in its financial and social affairs.