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  Hong Kong Encyclopedia Article @ Hopelessly.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Hong Kong is on the eastern side of the Pearl River Delta on the southeastern coast of the People's Republic of China, facing the South China Sea in the south, and bordering Guangdong Province in the north.
The liberation of Hong Kong in 1945 was celebrated at the Cenotaph in Victoria with the raising of the Union Flag and the Flag of the Republic of China.
Hong Kong's climate is subtropical and prone to monsoons.
www.hopelessly.org /encyclopedia/Hong_Kong   (6613 words)

 Hong Kong Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The island was captured by the United Kingdom in the early 1840s, and the City of Victoria was then established on the island.
The Central area on the island is the historical, political and economic centre of Hong Kong.
The northern coast of the island forms the southern shore of the Victoria Harbour, which is largely responsible for the development of Hong Kong due to its deep waters favored by large trade ships.
www.danceage.com /biography/sdmc_Hong_Kong_Island   (981 words)

 directopedia : Directory : Regional : Asia : Hong Kong
Hong Kong (also known as Hongkong, which was common in older texts) has one of the world's most liberal economies and is a major international centre of finance and trade.
Hong Kong was transferred to the PRC at the stroke of midnight on 1 July 1997, with the last governor, Chris Patten leaving on the royal yacht.
In Hong Kong, there is a non-compulsory three-year kindergarten, which is followed by a compulsory six-year primary education, three-year junior secondary education, and a non-compulsory two-year senior secondary education leading to the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examinations and a two-year matriculation course leading to the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations.
www.directopedia.org /directory/Regional-Asia/Hong_Kong.shtml   (5826 words)

 Islands and peninsulas of Hong Kong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hong Kong consists of a mainland area and 236 islands.
In terms of the districts of Hong Kong, while one of the 18 districts is called the Islands District, many islands of Hong Kong are actually not part of that district, which only consists of some twenty large and small islands in the southern and the south-western waters of Hong Kong.
Soko Islands (Tai A Chau, Siu A Chau)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islands_and_peninsulas_of_Hong_Kong   (1064 words)

 Tai O - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Tai O (大澳) is a fishing town, partly located on an island of the same name, on the western side of Lantau Island in Hong Kong.
When the British came to Hong Kong, Tai O was known as a Tanka village.
Also known as the "Venice of Hong Kong", Tai O is also a hot tourist spot for both foreigners and residents of other parts of Hong Kong, despite damage by a fire in July 2000.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Tai_O   (572 words)

 Hong Kong - one of the Best Places on Earth
Hiking is a significant pastime, and trails in county parks, on Lantau Island, and in the New Territories mix coastal vistas with jungle paths.
The junks that ply the harbor, the rapid ferries that connect islands and peninsulas, and the houseboats that gather on the shores are regular grist for visitor cameras.
The apparent uselessness of the “barren island with hardly a house on it” angered the British foreign secretary, but they were stuck with the place.
www.bestplacesonearth.com /destinations/hongkong.shtml   (605 words)

 Hong Kong Island - Hong Kong Travel - Travel to China
Hong Kong Island (香港島, colloquially the Island side) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory, Victoria, Hong KongVictoria City, was founded.
The Island Line, Hong KongIsland Line of the MTR metro network runs exclusively on Hong Kong Island, from West to East, along the northern coastline of the island.
Hong Kong Island is connected to the Kowloon Peninsula on the mainland by 2 vehicle tunnels, 2 MTR rail tunnels and one tunnel with double deck accommodating vehicles and MTR.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Hong_Kong_Island   (468 words)

 HK Prehistory Centre -- Bibliography
Heanley, C.M. and Shellshear J.L. Contribution to the prehistory of Hong Kong and the New Territories.
Coastal landforms and archaeology in the Hong Kong archipelago.
Schofield, W. Dumb-bell islands and peninsulas on the coast of South China.
www.hku.hk /hkprehis/biblio2.htm   (3674 words)

 Shek O - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Shek O (石澳) is a beachside town of several villages in the Southern District, Hong Kong, that includes Shek O Country Park, Shek O and Cape D'Aguillar (鶴咀).
The entire area is a peninsula on the southern coast of the Hong Kong Island, facing the South China Sea.The name "Shek O" literally means the "rocky bay".
This Hong Kong location article is a stub.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Shek_O   (237 words)

 Brujula.Net - Your Latin Stating Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon, bordered by the Lei Yue Mun strait in the east, Mei Foo Sun Chuen and
Stonecutter's Island in the west, Tate's Cairn and Lion Rock in the north, and Victoria Harbour in the south.
On July 1, 1997, both parts of Kowloon were returned to China along with the rest of Hong Kong.
www.brujula.net /english/wiki/Kowloon.html   (325 words)

 Hong Kong
A visit to Hong Kong was not one of my priorities, but once we were there it did not seem such a bad idea after all.
Hong Kong consists of several islands and peninsulas.
We took the underground to ‘Central’ on Hong Kong Island; the underground is surprisingly clean and people seem less stressed than in the Paris metro.
home.planet.nl /~corastravels/chinamain/hongkong/hongkong.html   (729 words)

 List of islands in the South China Sea - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
9 Islands on the coast of Peninsular Malaysia
Pratas Islands (administered as part of Kaohsiung City, Republic of China (Taiwan))
Coloane and Taipa has now been connected by a piece of land known as Cotai, as a result of land reclamation.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/List_of_islands_in_the_South_China_Sea   (144 words)

 Image:Flag Of Hong Kong.svg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
English: The flag of Hong Kong, latest version was derived from here.
Hong Kong, China at the 2004 Summer Olympics
Effect of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on Hong Kong
www.infoforyou.org /input.php?title=Image:Flag_of_Hong_Kong.svg   (369 words)

 Essex pulls into Hong Kong with crew of 1,000
Hong Kong is a group of islands and peninsulas populated by nearly 6.5 million people in an area half the size of New York City.
We’ve arranged trips to Hong Kong, Kowloon, an Aberdeen night cruise and several China cultural tours to name a few," Trammell said.
Photographer’s Mate Airman Al Meza is making his first visit to Hong Kong, and plans on sending photos from several rolls of film home following the port visit.
www.c7f.navy.mil /news/2000/07/02.html   (431 words)

 Hong Kong - ikiW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System
List of urban public parks and gardens in Hong Kong
The handover ceremony of Hong Kong in 1997
hong-kong.ikiw.net /en/Hong_Kong   (337 words)

 洲 (Chinese to French translation glossary) Pottery,Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting,
a continent (such as Asia) OR a island of (sand) sediment in the middle of a river.
In Hong Kong (or Guangdong province, in south China), 洲 is an island, whether or not it's situated in an river.
this is the word for a small island in a river
www.proz.com /kudoz/1368871   (630 words)

 236 - Islands and peninsulas of Hong Kong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Report on the display of the Sky Disc of Nebra from The Cosmic Mirror #236.
The territory of Hong Kong consists of a mainland area and 236 islands.
luckyinternet.com /lknr/236.htm   (337 words)

 India, Indian States, India States, Indian hotels, Indian News and Indian Tourism, India Travel
hiIslands in the South China Sea includes the South China Sea Islands (Spratly Islands, Pratas Islands, Paracel Islands and Macclesfield Bank), islands on the China coast, on the Vietnam coast, on the Borneo coast, and the peripheral islands of Taiwan, the Philippines, etc.
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List of islands of the Republic of China
www.delhiin.com /wiki-List_of_islands_in_the_South_China_Sea   (635 words)

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