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Flag of Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. The flag of Hong Kong comprises a red field in the center of which is a white, five-petal orchid flower. The red field signifies zest, celebration, and a festive mood.

The color red also stands for the national PRC flag. The color was adopted to establish a link between Hong Kong and China. The flower is a symbol of harmony and also represents the dichotomy between China and Hong Kong.

Each of the flower's petals features a five-pointed red star which represents for communism and socialism. The flag was first adopted on April 4, 1990, at the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress. The flag was formally approved as the national flag on July 1, 1997, when the sovereignty of Hong Kong changed hands from the United Kingdom to China.

Official Name: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China

Flag Proportion: 2:3

Adopted on: July 1, 1997

Location: South of China 

Major Cities:Tin Shui Wai, Victoria, Hung Shui Kiu

Area: 426 square miles

Population: 7,061,200

Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

Official Language: Chinese and English

National Anthem: March of the Volunteers

National symbol(s):orchid tree flower

National colors: red, white

National anthem:
note: as a Special Administrative Region of China, "Yiyongjun Jinxingqu" is the official anthem (see China)

Fact about Hong Kong flag

CountryHong Kong
Designed byTao Ho
AdoptedApproved on 4 April 1990, used since 1 July 1997
Design and ColorsA stylised, white, five-petal Bauhinia blakeana flower in the centre of a red field
Size Ratio2:3

Last Updated On : August 28th, 2017