Known widely as the Pearl of the Orient and situated on eastern part of Pearl river, we are talking of a region with over 7.5 million people residing various nationalities. Hong Kong is known to be fourth most populated region of the world.
The country was a part of British empire after the first opium war in 1842. But after the second Opium war, the entire region was handed back to China in 1997. Hong Kong today has a spate administrative region and the system of government is separate to that of Main China. This is why people in Hong Kong identify themselves as Hongkongers instead of Chinese.
Originally known as a widely populated area for fishing villages and farming, Hong Kong has now become one of the most important financial sectors of the world and a popular commercial port. It is also known to be 7th largest trading place and has one of the most traded currency in the world. While the city boasts of highest per capita income, there is a wide income inequality here.
Talking of the territory, it has largest number of skyscrapers in the world, most of which beautifully surround the Victoria Harbour. The place holds 7th position in UN Human Development index and has a high life expectancy too.
Most of the people in Hong Kong use public transport which is of extremely high quality. There are also well connected train and air routes that connect Hong Kong to all parts of the world.
With very few natural rivers and lakes available, high density of population and seasonal rainfall, there is a scarcity of reliable fresh water. But this still does not stop Hong Kong from being one of the pioneers when it comes to being a trading district for the entire world. Hong Kong has more number of registered number as compared to its total population.
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