Database with cities, towns, and sightseeings from Hong Kong. Developers can fetch data using REST APIs or GraphQL. Source: Geonames.
Over the years, Hong Kong has expanded in size and is projected to grow as more land is recovered from the surrounding sea.
History of Hong Kong
The British troops were returned to the city on 30 August 1945, and in May 1946, the civil government was restored. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese and foreigners have come back to China. Soon, they were joined by economic and political exiles, who escaped the civil war that had started in the previous years between the nationalist and the Communist forces.
The climate of Hong Kong
Hong Kong is situated on the tropical northern edge of the Equator. The heat and humidity of the summers and the cold, dry winters are well-detailed while having a clear monsoonal (wet-dry) seasonal cycle. Air pressure systems play an important role in controlling climatic temperature throughout the large Asian continent and the sea surface.
As a result of the mass land cooling and the development of a large hot spring over the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, during the winter months, usually dry moon winds are blowing from the northeast. Southeasterly winds that are warm and humid occur in summer when solar radiation heats the North Pacific Ocean more slowly and creates a high-pressure area over the ocean.
The economy of Hong Kong
Due to its restricted nature, the region depends on imports for virtually all its requirements, including raw materials, food and other consumer items, capital goods, and fuel. The trade-in warehouses, mainly with China, prospered in the unique location of the port as an international free port until the United Nations severely restricted trade with China and North Korea in 1951. In the first part of the 20th century, this situation resulted in a growth of competitive light industries and a shift in economics. It also came along with the need for exporting and the availability of inexpensive labor.
The UK colonial administration's market economy and laissez-faire policies helped for the flexibility required for increased Industrialization. It gave incentives and freedom to attract foreign investment and financial activity from the late 1960s to the current day.
Culture of Hong Kong
The culture of Hong Kong is a mix of influences. Non-stop East and West holidays are celebrated across the area, including the Dragon Bark Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Lunar New Year (Chinese), Christmas, and Western New Year.
Moreover, the area organizes hundreds of yearly cultural events. There are events such as traditional Cantonese and other regional Chinese operas. It also includes marionettes and ballet performances, theatre, and other kinds of dance.
The arts Festival here is one of the most significant cultural events in Asia, has gained a prominent presence among the city's creative organizations, including the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Chung Ying Theater, and City Contemporary Dance Company.
The Hong Kong Conservatory of Music and Hong Kong Academy of Ballet has offered different degrees in various arts programs. The Hong Kong Academy provides full-time dance, theatre, music, and technical arts diplomas.