Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港, Cantonese: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] ()), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People's Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea.
The region of Hong Kong has been inhabited since the Old Stone Age, later becoming part of the Chinese empire with its loose incorporation into the Qin dynasty. Starting out as a farming fishing village and salt production site, it became an important free port and eventually a major international financial centre. The Qing dynasty ceded Hong Kong to the British Empire in 1842 through the treaty of Nanjing, ending the First Opium War. Hong Kong then became a British crown colony. Britain also wo
On 8 January, Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) added "Severe respiratory disease associated with a novel infectious agent" to their list of notifiable diseases to expand their authority on quarantine. The Hong Kong government also shortened hospital visits and made it a requirement for visitors to wear face masks.
- Suburbs and localities
Hong Kong Island is an island in the southern part of Hong Kong. It has a population of 1,289,500 and its population density is 16,390/km2, as of 2008. The island had a population of about 3,000 inhabitants scattered in a dozen fishing villages when it was occupied by the United Kingdom in the First Opium War. In 1842, the island was formally ceded in perpetuity to the UK under the Treaty of Nanking and the City of Victoria was then established on the island by the British Force in honour of Que
Hong Kong Island comprises the following suburbs/localities of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Island is not part of the Islands District. Four districts of Hong Kong are located on the island: 1. Central and Western District 2. Eastern District 3. Southern District 4. Wan Chai District Hong Kong Island is one of the five Legislative Council geographical constituencies.
Human settlement of the area dates back millennia, as evidenced by Neolithic artifacts discovered in Stanley, Hong Kong Island. Qin Shi Huang's imperial government settled Baiyue, and later Hong Kong Island was under the jurisdiction of Panyu County in Nanhai County, to the Western Jin Dynasty. After the sixth year of the Eastern Jin Dynasty, it belonged to Baoan County. According to the "Hong Kong Island East Region Winds", the Hong Kong Yacht Club has unearthed the copper coins from the Sui an
Hong Kong Island is the second-largest island of the territory, the largest being Lantau Island. Its area is 78.59 km2, including 6.98 km2 of land reclaimed since 1887 and some smaller scale ones since 1851. It makes up approximately 7% of the total territory. It is separated from the mainland by Victoria Harbour. Most of the hills across the middle of the island are included within the country parks.
The population as of 2011 is 1,270,876, which makes up approximately 19% of that of Hong Kong. Its population density is higher than for the whole of Hong Kong, c. 18,000 per km2. However, the population is heavily concentrated along the northern shore. The combined population of Central and Western, Wan Chai, and Eastern is 1,085,500, giving this urbanised part of the island a density of around 26,000 per km2, or 67,000 per mi2, in its approximately 41.3 km2. The residents living in the Central
- 78.59 km² (30.34 sq mi)
- 1,270,876 (2011)
- 552 m (1811 ft)
- Victoria Peak
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Hong Kong independence is a political movement that advocates Hong Kong to be established as an independent sovereign state. Hong Kong is one of two Special administrative regions of China (SAR) which enjoys a high degree of autonomy as compared to mainland China, guaranteed under Article 2 of Hong Kong Basic Law as ratified under the Sino-British Joint Declaration.
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Hồng Kông (tiếng Trung: 香港; Hán-Việt: Hương Cảng, tiếng Hồng Kông: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] (), tiếng Anh: Hong Kong; / ˌ h ɒ ŋ ˈ k ɒ ŋ / ()), là một vùng đô thị, cũng như một trong hai đặc khu hành chính của Cộng hòa Nhân dân Trung Hoa (cùng với Ma Cao).