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Hong Kong Introduction

      Hong Kong (pop. 5,729,000) is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. It is a former British dependency, but it was reunited with China on July 1, 1997. It lies near the mouth of the Zhu Jiang (Pearl River), about 140 kilometres southeast of Guangzhou (also called Canton), China.
       Hong Kong is a bustling centre of economic activity. It ranks among Asia's major ports, and as a centre of trade, finance, manufacturing, and tourism.

A Short Background

Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China on 1 July 1997.

In this agreement, China has promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system will not be practiced in Hong Kong and that Hong Kong will enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the next 50 years.

1UpTravel's Guide to Hong Kong

Topography of Hong Kong - Read more about the geography and topography of Hong Kong

History of Hong Kong - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Hong Kong

Life & People of Hong Kong - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Hong Kong

Local Cuisine of Hong Kong - Find out delicious local cuisines of Hong Kong

Holidays in Hong Kong - Check out a list of the local holidays in Hong Kong

Festivals in Hong Kong - Learn about the festivals in Hong Kong

Embassies of Hong Kong - Provides an Embassy database for Hong Kong

Administration facts of Hong Kong - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Hong Kong

Newstands in Hong Kong - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Hong Kong

Attractions in Hong Kong - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Hong Kong

Maps of Hong Kong - Discover a detailed map of Hong Kong

Map Database of Hong Kong - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Hong Kong

Flags of Hong Kong - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Hong Kong. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Hong Kong - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Hong Kong

Shopping in Hong Kong - Find out the best places for shopping in Hong Kong

Restaurants in Hong Kong - Browse a list of eat-outs in Hong Kong

Geography of Hong Kong - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Hong Kong

People of Hong Kong - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Hong Kong

Government and Politics in Hong Kong - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Hong Kong.

Economy of Hong Kong - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Hong Kong

Communications in Hong Kong - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Hong Kong

Transportation in Hong Kong - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Hong Kong

Military of Hong Kong - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Hong Kong

Transnational Issues of Hong Kong - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Hong Kong



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