Hong Kong

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Here under Hong Kong, you will find travel information about Hong-Kong, as well as general information.

Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Hong-Kong's population is 7 million; its land area 425 square miles (about 100 times smaller than Cuba; six times the size of Washington DC).

Formerly a British colony, Hong Kong is now administered by China under the policy "one country, two systems". Hong Kong benefits from a high degree of autonomy; for instance, it still has its own legal system, currency, customs and immigration laws. Hong Kong even keeps its own road rules, with traffic continuing to drive on the left, as in England.

Hong Kong has been occupied since the Neolithic Age. It was ceded from China to Britain after the Opium Wars in 1843. It has been returned to China in 1997, but the socialist economic system from mainland China should not exist in Hong Kong, and Hong Kong's previous capitalist system and life-style should remain unchanged for 50 years, or until 2047.

Hong KongHong Kong consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories. In total, Hong Kong has 236 islands. There is a land border with the Chinese city of Shenzhen.

Hong Kong's climate is subtropical (monsoons). The highest recorded temperature ever in Hong Kong was 100 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas the lowest was 30 degrees.

Hong Kong is often considered as a city where East meets West. This can be seen in all aspects of the culture, but also in shopping, nightlife, and dining. Also, Hong Kong is a very popular travel destination.

Hong Kong's main religions are Buddhist or Taoist.

As you travel to Hong Kong, see the Island skyline from Kowloon. Catch the Peak Tram, a train line going to the highest point on Hong Kong island for a breathtaking view of the natural landscape.

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