ExchangeRate.com Logo
Login | Register |  My Account |   |   |   |  Suggest XR to your friends Print this page
Exchange Rate Home >> Foreign Exchange Cities >> Hong Kong

Exchange Rate Hong Kong

Use the currency converter below to calculate the current exchange rate for the city of Hong Kong. The currency used in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Dollar. Hong Kong is the capital of Hong Kong.

If you are traveling to Hong Kong, you will need to exchange your currency for the ??? Dollar. You may exchange your money for the Hong Kong Dollar at most Hong Kong banks or at specialized stores called Foreign Exchange Bureaus. Look for signs that say Bureau De Change, Geld Wechseln or Cambio. You may be able to exchange your money at the Hong Kong airport, but exchange rates may not be the best. You should consider purchasing the Hong Kong Dollar currency at a more favorable exchange rate before you arrive in Hong Kong. You can do that by researching online currency brokers that do foreign exchange. If on holiday, vacation, or business you can also inquire about purchasing travellers checks (Travellers Cheques). Also, before your trip, consult with your credit or debit card bank about the foreign exchange transaction fees charged for using your card in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Currency Converter, Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) 

Amount:
From:
To:


Photo of the city of Hong Kong

About Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of two special administrative regions (SAR) of the People's Republic of China; the other is Macau. Situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. With a land mass of 1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) and a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Hong Kong's population is 95% ethnic Chinese and 5% from other groups. Hong Kong's Han Chinese majority originate mainly from the cities of Guangzhou and Taishan in the neighbouring Guangdong province.

Under the principle of "one country, two systems", Hong Kong's economic and political systems differ from those of mainland China. Hong Kong is one of the world's leading international financial centres, with a major capitalist service economy characterised by low taxation and free trade. Under colonial rule, it espoused minimum government intervention under the ethos of positive non-interventionism. The Hong Kong dollar is the 9th most traded currency in the world.

Hong Kong's independent judiciary functions under the common law framework. Its political system is governed by the Basic Law of Hong Kong, its constitutional document, which stipulates that Hong Kong shall have a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign relations and military defence. Although it has a burgeoning multi-party system, half of its legislature is controlled by a small-circle electorate. The Chief Executive of Hong Kong, the head of government, is selected by an 800-person Election Committee.

Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the First Opium War. Originally confined to Hong Kong Island, the colony's boundaries were extended in stages to the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories by 1898. It was occupied by Japan during the Pacific War, after which the British resumed control until 1997, when China regained sovereignty.


View Pictures of the US Dollar or the Hong Kong Dollar Currencies

View Historical Past Exchange Rates for the US Dollar or the Hong Kong Dollar Currencies

View Exchange Rate Charts & Graphs for the US Dollar or the Hong Kong Dollar Currencies

View Currency Money Information for:
  • USD
  • HKD

  • View Currency ISO Information for:
  • USD
  • HKD

  • Information about countries that use the US Dollar Currency:
  • U.S.A.
  • Br. Indian Ocean Terr.
  • Ecuador

  • Information about countries that use the Hong Kong Dollar Currency:
  • Hong Kong

  • Flags for countries that use the US Dollar Currency:
  • U.S.A.

  • Flags for countries that use the Hong Kong Dollar Currency:
  • Hong Kong
  • The text on this page has been made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License and Creative Commons Licenses

    Quiz #2
      1. What famous canal was built at the narrowest point between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans?
      Atlantic-Pacific Canal
      Transcontinental Canal
      Panama Canal
      Erie Canal
    Content, information, data, material, services, or products comprising this web-site may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without written permission from ExchangeRate.com Inc.. The information supplied by this web-site is believed to be accurate, but ExchangeRate.com Inc. does not warrant or guarantee such accuracy. Users are always advised to verify information with their financial and accounting advisors or with the appropriate government agencies before relying on any such information. Information contained in this web-site is intended for your personal, non-commercial use. All other uses are expressly unauthorized and prohibited to the maximum extent allowed by law.
    Copyright © ExchangeRate.com Inc. 1998 - 2012