The population of Hong Kong
Hong Kong has a population of more than 7 million people.
Once modern Hong Kong was the site of the ancientsettlements related to the Paleolithic period. These territories were annexed to China during the reign of the Qing Dynasty, and the naval base and commercial port, the region became when the ruling dynasties were the Tang and Song dynasties. As for Europeans, they first arrived in Hong Kong in 1513.
- Chinese (Cantonese, Hakka, chaochzhoutsy) - 95%;
- other nationalities (Nepalese, Indians, Pakistanis, Filipinos, British, Americans, Portuguese, Japanese).
On the 1 sq km is home to over 6,000 people. The majority of Hong Kong people inhabit an extremely densely populated center, consisting of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island's northern regions.
Official languages - English and Chinese (80% of Hong Kong's population speaks a southern Chinese Cantonese).
Hong Kong residents profess Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism.
Hong Kong residents on average live to 81 years(Female population lives to 84, and men - to 78 years). High performance due to the fact that the local population prefers a healthy diet - is present in the diet of fish, vegetables, noodles and rice. In addition, they do not load up the blade - they come out from behind the desk, feeling of satiety by 80%.
Perhaps because of this among the people of Hong Kongthere is a low level of obesity - only 3%. In addition, they are, whenever possible, try to walk more rather than travel by car. Hong Kong residents are rarely faced with cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Healthcare in Hong Kong is at the European level, but before the trip it is advisable to take out health insurance, and to be vaccinated against polio and typhoid.
Traditions and customs of the inhabitants of Hong Kong
Local residents in particular are people with a good education and a prestigious profession, and teachers at all wise people say.
The indigenous people of Hong Kong - conservative people,so they are difficult to adapt to innovations and still revere the traditions of ancestors. They are distinguished by superstition: they believe in fate, are studying numerology, and may well blame evil spirits (almost in every house there are talismans and amulets that attract luck) in troubles and misfortunes.
Hong Kong people love festivals, fairs and festivals: the most favorite is the Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Water Festival.
If you're in Hong Kong, and you are invited to visit,tack with a gift for the owners of the house (do not give an odd number of gifts) and sweets for their children, and the need to give a gift with both hands.