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Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong skyline taken from Lugard Road at Victoria Peak
Hong Kong skyline taken from Lugard Road at Victoria Peak
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Hong Kong, a British colony from 1842 until 1997 and one of the most densely populated areas in the world, is now part of China as a special administrative region.


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Wikipedia - Hong Kong

Hong Kong Island
A view from Hong Kong Island, looking north over Central district, the harbour and Kowloon

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港) is one of the two special administrative regions 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 Guangzhou and Taishan, both cities in neighbouring Guangdong province. ... read more

Wikitravel - Hong Kong

Hong Kong districts map

Hong Kong (香港, meaning "fragrant harbour") is a place with multiple personalities, as a result of being Cantonese Chinese with a long-time British influence. Today, the former British colony is a major tourism destination for China’s increasingly affluent population. It is also an important hub in the Chinese diaspora with global connections to many of the world’s cities. It is a unique destination that has absorbed people and cultural influences from places as diverse as Vietnam and Vancouver. Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with at least one season to match your comfort zone. Boasting one of the world’s best airports, it is the ideal stopover for those who wish to travel deeper into the Orient. ... read more

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