Pronunciation: (hong' kong'), [key]
1. a British crown colony comprising Hong Kong island (29 sq. mi.; 75 sq. km), Kowloon peninsula, nearby islands, and the adjacent mainland in SE China (New Territories): reverting to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. 5,761,400; 404 sq. mi. (1046 sq. km). Cap.: Victoria.
2. Victoria (def. 4). Also,Hong'kong'.Also called Xianggang.
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