1. Hong Kong’s official name is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, or Hong Kong SAR.
2. Hong Kong means Fragrant Harbor.
3. Hong Kong consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories, and several other smaller islands spread
over 1,092 square kilometers.
4. Hong Kong’s official languages are Chinese (Spoken Cantonese) and English.
5. Hong Kong has more Rolls Royce’s per person than any other city in the world.
6. Hong Kong has the most skyscrapers (classified as building with more than 14 floors) in the world; double that of its nearest rival: New York City.
7. Hong Kong is counted amongst the most densely populated areas of the world.
8. Hong Kong was taken over by the British forces after the defeat of China in the Opium War of 1842. On July 1st, 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of China.
9. The emblem of the reunification of Hong Kong with China is Sousa Chinensis (the Chinese White Dolphin)
10. The terrain of Hong Kong is pretty hilly and there are outdoor escalators in the Central district of the Island.
11. Every year, between April and May, residents of Cheung Chau Island organize a bun festival. It’s intended to keep hungry ghosts residing on the island content. They build a tower of buns, but lately they use plastic instead of the real baked version.