HONG KONG


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Emblem

Territory
1,108 km2

Capital
Hong Kong

Language
Chinese-English

Motto
'None'

National Flower
Orchid (Bauhinia blakeana)

National Animal
Chinese dragon



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Hong Kong, formally the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and generally contracted as HK, is an exceptional authoritative district on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million individuals of different nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometer (426 sq mi) domain, Hong Kong is the world's fourth most thickly populated area. Hong Kong turned into a state of the British Empire subsequent to Qing China surrendered Hong Kong Island toward the finish of the First Opium War in 1842. The settlement extended to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War, and was additionally expanded when Britain acquired a 99-year rent of the New Territories in 1898. The whole region was come back to China in 1997. As a unique authoritative locale, Hong Kong's arrangement of government is discrete from that of terrain China and its kin overwhelmingly distinguish as Hongkongers instead of Chinese. Initially a scantily populated zone of cultivating and angling towns, the region has turned out to be one of the world's most critical money related focuses and business ports. It is the world's seventh-biggest exchanging element, and its legitimate delicate (the Hong Kong dollar) is the world's thirteenth most exchanged cash. Despite the fact that the city has one of the most elevated per capita salaries on the planet, it has extreme pay disparity. The domain has the biggest number of high rises on the planet, most encompassing Victoria Harbor.


Emblem


Hong Kong Emblem

Territory


Hong Kong Map

1,108 km2


Capital


Hong Kong Capital

Hong Kong


Languague


Hong Kong Languague

Chinese-English



Motto


Hong Kong Motto

'None'



National Flower of Hong Kong


Hong Kong National Flower

Orchid (Bauhinia blakeana)

Bauhinia × blakeana, usually called the Hong Kong Orchid Tree, is a vegetable tree of the variety Bauhinia, with vast thick leaves and striking purplish red blooms. The fragrant, orchid-like blossoms are normally 10 to 15 centimeters (3.9 to 5.9 in) over, and sprout from early November as far as possible of March. Albeit now developed in numerous regions, it began in Hong Kong in 1880 and evidently the majority of the developed trees get from one developed at the Hong Kong Botanical Gardens and generally planted in Hong Kong beginning in 1914. It is alluded to as bauhinia in non-logical writing however this is the name of the variety. It is some of the time called the Hong Kong orchid. The Bauhinia twofold lobed leaf is comparable fit as a fiddle to a heart or a butterfly. A common leaf is 7 to 10 centimeters (2.8 to 3.9 in) long and 10 to 13 centimeters (3.9 to 5.1 in) wide, with a profound parted partitioning the peak. In Hong Kong the leaf is known as the "astute leaf", and is viewed as an image of knowledge. A few people utilize the leaves to make bookmarks with the expectation that they will get them good karma their investigations.


National Animal of Hong Kong


Hong Kong National Animal

Chinese dragon

Chinese dragons, otherwise called East Asian winged serpents, are incredible animals in Chinese folklore, Chinese fables, and East Asian culture on the loose. Chinese mythical dragons have numerous creature like structures, for example, turtles and fish, however are most usually portrayed as snake-like with four legs. They customarily symbolize intense and favorable forces, especially command over water, precipitation, hurricanes, and floods. The winged serpent is likewise an image of intensity, quality, and good karma for individuals who are deserving of it in East Asian culture. Amid the times of Imperial China, the Emperor of China normally utilized the winged serpent as an image of his royal quality and power.


Demonym(s)

Hong Kongese

Population

7,448,900
(2018 estimate)

Currency

Hong Kong dollar (HKD)

Time Zone

UTC+8

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