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Hong Kong is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China, with over 7.4 million people of various nationalities living in a 1,104 square-kilometre territory. This also makes Hong Kong one of the most densely populated places in the world.
See the fact file below for more information on the Hong Kong or alternatively, you can download our 21-page Hong Kong worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
- The name of the territory, first spelled as “He-Ong-Kong” in 1780, originally referred to a small inlet between Aberdeen Island and the southern coast of Hong Kong Island. It is generally believed to be an early phonetic rendering of the Cantonese pronunciation hēung góng.
- The name translates as “fragrant harbor” or “incense harbor”.
- “Fragrant” may refer to the sweet taste of the harbor’s freshwater influx from the Pearl River or to the odor from incense factories lining the coast of northern Kowloon.
- The simplified name Hong Kong was frequently used by 1810. The name was also commonly written as the single word Hongkong until 1926, when the government officially adopted the two-word name.
- Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China that composed of three branches: executive, legislature, and judiciary.
- Executive: The Chief Executive is responsible for enforcing regional law, can force reconsideration of legislation, and appoints Executive Council members and principal officials.
- Legislature: The unicameral Legislative Council enacts regional law, approves budgets, and has the power to impeach a sitting Chief Executive.
- Judiciary: The Court of Final Appeal and lower courts interpret laws and overturn those inconsistent with the Basic Law.
- Hong Kong has a humid subtropical climate. Summer is hot and humid, with occasional showers and thunderstorms and warm air from the southwest.
- Winters are mild and usually sunny at the beginning, becoming cloudy towards February.
- The most temperate seasons are spring and autumn, which are generally sunny and dry.
- Hong Kong has the world’s largest number of skyscrapers, with 317 towers taller than 150 metres, and the third-largest number of high-rise buildings in the world.
- The lack of available space restricted development to high-density residential tenements and commercial complexes packed closely together on buildable land.
WHERE TO EAT
- Yee Shun Milk Company is known for their double skin steamed milk pudding. It’s made from buffalo’s milk which is steamed using a special technique, producing a lighter-than-tofu pudding with a thin skin of milk on top.
- Tim Ho Wan has the best dim sum in Hong Kong. Tim Ho Wan offers many delicious things on their menu like their baked bbq pork buns.
- Cheung Hing Kee is known for their black truffle sheng jian bao which is a soup-filled dumpling similar to xiao long bao, except they’re made with a thicker dough and pan-fried.
- Hop Yik Tai is known for their cheong fun or slippery rice rolls, these are unfilled and rolled into cylinders, before being drizzled with sesame seeds and two sauces.
- Hong Kong Disneyland is located on Lantau Island. Here, you’ll find a wonderful world filled with fun and fantasy populated with the cast and characters from Disney movies.
- The park is divided into seven lands: Adventureland; Fantasyland; Toy Story Land; Tomorrowland; Grizzly Gulch; Mystic Point; and Main Street.
- Victoria Peak is more commonly known as The Peak. You can ride the tram to the top of this scenic viewpoint to see the skyscrapers, bustling city, harbor, and surrounding islands. Evening is a great time to visit The Peak, when you can see the spectacular skyline lit against the night sky. This is one of the best views in Hong Kong at night.
- The Big Buddha is a 34-meter high that sits above Lantau Island’s Po Lin monastery, which was a fairly secluded place until the statue was built in 1993. This is one of the largest Buddha statues of its kind in the world, and took 12 years to complete.
- Ocean Park boasts a huge aquarium dome and offers a look at thousands of fish from 400 species, a Reef Tunnel, and a chance to get hands-on with sea stars and sea cucumbers. It has fun rides including the Mine Train, Raging River, and the Eagle.
Hong Kong Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Hong Kong across 21 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Hong Kong worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Hong Kong which is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China, with over 7.4 million people of various nationalities living in a 1,104 square-kilometre territory. This also makes Hong Kong one of the most densely populated places in the world.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Hong Kong Facts
- Hong Kong IG
- HK Info
- Set of Words
- Three Branches
- Food Porn
- Draw a Line
- HK Disneyland
- Hong Kong Festivals
- Double-deck Tramcar
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