Cities in Asia – Cities in Hong Kong –
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.