Published on February 19, 2014
Hong Kong by Jennifer Somoza 2014
Hong Kong Where is it? Hong Kong is located on China's south coast, 60 km (37 mi) east of Macau on the opposite side of the Pearl River Delta. It is surrounded by the South China Sea on the east, south, and west, and borders the Guangdong city of Shenzhen to the north over the Shenzhen River.
Hong Kong Population: 7,082,316 (July 2013 est.) Land area: 1,054 sq km Languages: Chinese and English Main cities: City of Victoria, Kowloon and New Kowloon Monetary unit: Dollar ($) Neighbouring countries: China Government: Limited democracy Chief Executive: Leung Chun-ying
Hong Kong Origins and history: Hong Kong began as a coastal island geographically located off the southern coast of China. While pockets of settlements had taken place in the region with archaeological findings dating back thousands of years, regular written records were not made until the engagement of Imperial China and the British Colony in the territory.
Hong Kong Main cities: City of Victoria City of Victoria, was one of the first urban settlements in Hong Kong after it became a British colony in 1842. It was initially named Queenstown but was soon known as Victoria. It is often said to be the capital of Hong Kong,and almost all government departments still have their head offices located within its limit.
Hong Kong Traditions: Hong Kong is frequently described as a place where "East meets West", reflecting the culture's mix of the territory's Chinese roots with influences from its time as a British colony. Concepts like feng shui are taken very seriously, with expensive construction projects often hiring expert consultants, and are often believed to make or break a business. Feng shui: a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing the human existence with the surrounding environment. Chinese traditions are popular in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Traditional food: is mainly influenced by Cantonese cuisine. Snake soup Eel claypot rice Milk tea
Hong Kong Sport: in Hong Kong sports are a significant part of its culture. Football, basketball, swimming, badminton, table tennis, cycling and running have the most participants and spectators.
Hong Kong Interesting places to visit: Avenue of Stars Ocean Park Wong Tai SinTemple Jumbo Floating Restaurant
Hong Kong Reference: www.cia.gov ● www.en.wikipedia.org ● www.infoplease.com/countries.html ●
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