|Hong Kong is an island city and it is considered as one of the most densely populated areas in the world with its population standing at 7 million. It is also the 179th largest inhabited territory in the world. It is located at the South Coast of China, surrounded by the Pearl of Delta and South China Sea, it has been beneficial to ships, which come afar for imports, exports and re-exports with its natural-deep harbor.
More than that, with its location and world-class economy (as one of the world-leading international financial centers), Hong Kong is actually referred as the “Pearl of Orient”.
In fact, Hong Kong culture was greatly influenced during the colonial era, usually described as “East meets West”, especially the education system, which has followed the system of England until it was reformed in 2009.
Hong Kong is ever the first Special Administrative Region of People’s Republic of China (Macau S.A.R is the second) when its sovereignty was resumed by China in 1997 after being a British Colony for 156 years. Since then, it has become a city-state, which is governed under the principle of “one country, two systems” in a "high degree of autonomy" in all areas except foreign affairs and military defense.
|Hong Kong is an island city-state, located on China's south coast (60km east of Macau), enclosed by 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.
This city-state apparently consists of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula (when the boundary of the british Colonial was extended in 1860), the New Territories (extended in 1898), and over 200 offshore islands, of which the largest is Lantau Island.
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|Hong Kong has a humid subtropical climate even though it is just situated at the south of the Tropic of Cancer.
But actually it is divided into 4 seasons: Spring - generally sunny and dry and usually as same as autumn. Summer – hot and humid with occasional showers and thunderstorms, also typhoon occur mostly during summer and sometimes resulting severe flooding or landslides.
Winter – sunny and the weather become mild but cloudy till February. The highest can be up to 36 and the lowest can be as low as 0.
|Since Hong Kong is a multi-national country, there is a huge variety of in religious groups: Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism. Though, religious freedom is also one of the fundamental rights in being Hong Kong citizen.|
|English (English was a sole official language of Hong Kong since Britain's arrival in 1842 until 1974.) and Chinese are the official languages of Hong Kong as it has been defined as the basic law.|
|The unit is Hong Kong dollar, which is also written as HKD or HK$ to differentiate from other dollar-currencies. As a matter of fact, Hong Kong Dollar is the eighth most traded currency in the world.|
The main airport in Hong Kong is Chek Lap Kok International Airport. And the former Kai Tak International Airport was closed in 5th, July 1998.
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|Hence, Hong Kong has never been a fruit production area, then its fruits are mostly imported by other countries. Yet, you can see a huge variety of fruits as such commonly, apple, orange, pear, strawberry, cherry, dragon fruit, star fruit, banana, longan, durian, jack-fruit, milk fruit, mangosteen, custard apple, guave, papaya, mango, rambutan, lychee etc…|
Hong Kong borders Shenzhen Special Economic Zone with Quang Dong Province with a border length of 32 km, which monitors by the feature fences with thermal image sensors, lights and closed-circuit television, besides patrolled by the police.
And there are four border crossings, which are Sha Tau Kok, Mam Cam To, lok Ma Chau and Shenzhen Bay, however; travelers by train will across at Lo Wu Pass. For Hong Kong citizens, just need to show the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region I.D. as the only requirement to across the border gate and also inspected by the Chinese Public Security Bureau as home return permit.
You can go across Macau by crossing through Zhu Hai – Gong Bei. There will be a bridge that links Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau which is currently under 24 hour operation-construction and its completion is expected in the 2016.
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