Population of Hong Kong
Hong Kong has a population of over 7 million.
Once upon a time, modern Hong Kong was the site of ancient settlements dating back to the Paleolithic period. These territories were annexed to China during the Qin dynasty, and the region became a naval base and trading port when the Tang and Song dynasties were ruling. As for the Europeans, they first arrived in Hong Kong in 1513..
- Chinese (Cantonese, Hakka, Chaozhou) - 95%;
- other nationalities (Nepalese, Indians, Pakistanis, Filipinos, British, Americans, Portuguese, Japanese).
Over 6,000 people live on 1 sq. Km. The majority of Hong Kong residents inhabit the extremely densely populated center of Kowloon and the northern regions of Hong Kong Island.
Official languages - Chinese and English (80% of Hong Kong's population speaks South Chinese Cantonese).
Hong Kong residents profess Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism.
Inhabitants of Hong Kong live on average up to 81 years (female population lives up to 84, and male population lives up to 78 years). The high rates are due to the fact that the local population prefers a healthy diet - the diet contains fish, vegetables, noodles and rice. In addition, they do not gorge themselves - they leave the table feeling 80% full..
Perhaps due to this, among the residents of Hong Kong, there is a low level of obesity - only 3%. In addition, they try to walk more whenever possible, rather than travel by car. People in Hong Kong rarely face cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Health care in Hong Kong is at the European level, but it is advisable to take out health insurance and get vaccinated against polio and typhoid before the trip..
Traditions and customs of the people of Hong Kong
Local residents have a special attitude towards people who have a good education and a prestigious profession, and they consider teachers to be the wisest people..
The indigenous people of Hong Kong are conservative people, so they find it difficult to adapt to innovations and still honor the traditions of their ancestors. They are distinguished by superstition: they believe in fate, study numerology, and they may well blame evil spirits for troubles and misfortunes (in almost every house there are talismans and amulets that attract good luck).
Hong Kong people love holidays, fairs and festivals: the most popular are Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Water Festival.
If you are in Hong Kong and you are invited to visit, take with you a gift for the owners of the house (do not give an odd number of gifts) and sweets for their children, and you must hand over the gift with both hands.