What’s the coordinate of Hong Kong?

[Ref AIPHK, Google, pgc.umn.edu]

What’s the coordinate of Hong Kong?

It is a quite tricky question since coordinate aims to pinpoint a position (location) on the map – it is representing a point (express in latitude and Longtidue) in lieu of an area.

Latitude is a position along a meridian of longitude – use to describe the relative N-S position with reference to the Equator.

Longtidue a position along a parallel of latitude – use to describe the relative E-W position with reference to the Prime meridian.

Anyway, below are few captures from Google Map for your reference :

At the northern area, near the Shenzhen City, we can see the latitude is 22.5 ° N;

At the southern area, near the Po Toi Island, we can see the latitude is 22.2 ° N;

At the eastern area, near Sai Kung East Country Park, we can see the Longtidue is 114.4 ° E;

At the western area, over the South China Sea, we can see the Longtidue  is 113.8 ° E;

Well, if I have to say a coordinate in Hong Kong?

That would be 22.3 N 113.9 E – i.e somewhere in the VHHH.

Indeed, I have made some calculation to obtain this coordinate from the HK AIP.

 

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