Population: 7,304,000 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

Official Languages: Cantonese, English

Unofficial Languages: Putonghua or Mandarin, and other Chinese dialects

Main Religions: Indigenous local religions, Buddhism, Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Chinese, Indonesian, Filipino, and others

Largest Cities: Hong Kong, Kowloon, Tsuen Wan, Yuen Long Kau Hui

Main Sport: Horse racing, Football, Badminton, Swimming, Basketball

Political System: Special Administrative Region of China

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day (February 8-10)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter (March 27-28)

Ching Ming Festival (April 4)

Labour Day (May 1-2)

Buddha’s Birthday (May 14)

Dragon Boat Festival (June 9)

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (July 1)

Day after Mid-Autumn Festival (September 16)

National Day of the People’s Republic of China (October 1)

Chung Yeung Festival (October 10)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)