Interesting cool random Hong Kong facts
Hong Kong (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China) is an autonomous territory on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary of the South China Sea. Hong Kong is known for its skyline and deep natural harbour. It has a total land and sea area of 2,754 km2 and shares its northern border with the Guangdong Province of Mainland China. With 7.2 million residents of various nationalities, Hong Kong is the world's fourth most densely populated sovereign state or territory. Hong Kong is a major trade hub and is deemed as Asia’s World City and a leading international financial center. With famed skyscrapers and lively food scene Hong Kong attracts a large number of tourists every year. It is also a shopper’s paradise with the presence of many big brands and a number of small boutiques. Let's check out our list of interesting cool random Hong Kong facts to know more information about Hong Kongattractions, tourism, travel, holidays, sightseeing, things todo in Hong Kong, weather in Hong Kong. Place facts
Interesting cool random Hong Kong facts
Hong Kong is an autonomous territory and is officially known as “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.” Whew! That’s a long name.
Fragrant Harbor. Derived from two Chinese words heung and gong, Hong Kong translates to fragrant harbor. Historians suggest, the name is given due to its former export of fragrant incense.
City of Skyscrapers. Hong Kong has the maximum number of skyscrapers (buildings with more than 14 floors) in the world. It has over 1200 skyscrapers, and that’s four times that of New York.
The city of skyscrapers - Hong Kong facts
Maximum Roll Royce’s in the World. Hong Kong loves luxury, and has more Rolls Royce’s per capita than anywhere else in the world.
Longest Road and Rail Suspension Bridge. Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong is the longest road and rail suspension bridge in the world with a span of 1,377 meters which is longer than that of Golden Gate Bridge (1,280 meters) in San Francisco.
Home to Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. Kung Fu and Martial arts are synonymous with Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. Hong Kong is home to both of these legends of World Cinema.
Ngong Ping 360 is a 25 minute cable ride covering a distance of 3.5 miles. It is one of the longest bi-cable aerial rides in Asia connecting Tung Chung to Ngong Ping. It offers stunning panoramic views of Hong Kong.
Seems hard to believe, but its true! Around three-fourth of Hong Kong is rural, with 24 country parks, reservoirs, hills and coastline easily accessible from city.
A Symphony of Lights’ is a daily light and sound show in Hong Kong. According to Guinness World Records it is the world’s largest permanent light and sound show. Organized by Hong Kong Tourism Board, the show lasts for around 14 minutes. It is a must see on your trip to Hong Kong with searchlights and lasers streaming through 47 skyscrapers on both sides of Victoria harbor.
A symphony of lights
With a population of over 7 million in a small land mass, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated city in the world.
Launched in 1888, Hong Kong’s Peak Tram was the first rail tram in Asia. Around 11,000 people ride the tram every day.
Hong Kong is to be thanked for fiber optic connectivity. It is home to Charles Kao, the man behind Fiber Optic Cable. He is widely regarded as the “Father of Fiber Optic Communications” and also won the Nobel Prize in physics in 2009.
Now for a very interesting fact, Hongkongers are intelligent people and have the highest IQ average in the world at 107.
Although Hong Kong suffers from very high levels of air pollution, Hongkongers have highest life expectancy in the world with average age of 81 for men and 86 for women.
Hong Kong is one of the least car dependent cities. 90 percent of all trips in Hong Kong are taken on public transport. That’s around five million passengers daily. Impressive, isn’t it?
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