The city’s name, Hong Kongmeans Fragrant Harbor
Hong Kong is famous as a global centre of trade and business and is a key player in the world of finance. Hong Kong is also famous for its food, culture and shopping offering designer clothing and electrical goods at much lower prices than the West. Attractions include The Star Ferry, The Peak Tram, Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park and its famous skyline which adorns many postcards.
Hong Kong is one of the world’s most iconic cities, mentioned in the same breath as London, New York and Tokyo, and rightly so; a world power in financial markets, more skyscrapers than any other city and some of the best shopping on earth are just a few of Hong Kong’s claims to fame.
Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), the other being Macau. Hong Kong is a city-state, but because of Hong Kongs long history as a colony of the British Empire, the unique "one- country, two-systems" policy is applied; the city-state continues to enjoy a high degree of autonomy even after their return to China.
Geography Area: 1,104.4 sq. km.; Hong Kong comprises Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories, and numerous small islands. Terrain: Hilly to mountainous, with steep slopes and a natural harbor. Climate: Tropical monsoon. Cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy in spring and summer, warm and sunny in fall.
People Population (2010): 7.097 million. Population growth rate (2010): 0.9%. Ethnic groups: Chinese 95%; other 5%. Religions: About 43% participate in some form of religious practice. Languages: Cantonese (a dialect of Chinese) and English are official. Literacy: 97.1% (98.7% male, 95.4% female). Health (2010): Infant mortality rate-- 1.5/1,000. Life expectancy--83 years (overall); 80.0 years male, 85.9 years female.
Famous people of Hong Kong Jackie Chan • One of the world’s famous actors. •He was born at Hong Kong, Dai Ping Mountain in 1954. He is an international action actor. •The most popular Jackie Chan movie. Rush Hour Shanghai Noon Around The World In 80 Days.
Maggie Cheung•She was born at HongKong in 1964. She is thefirst Chinese actress whowon the Berlin InternationalFilm Festival (Berlinale) in1992.And she is the onlyChinese actress who’dacted the most moviesin Asia.The most popular MaggieCheung movie.阮玲玉In the mood of Love2046Hero