Ten fun facts about Hong Kong

Fact 1
As of December 2013, Hong Kong is considered one of the most densely populated areas in the world with over 7 million people.

Fact 2
Hong Kong had the longest life expectancy rate out of any region in the world, as of 2012.

Fact 3
The city is at the top of the world rankings for skyscrapers, with 1,223. 36 of the world's 100 tallest residential buildings are also in Hong Kong.

Fact 4
The oldest university in Hong Kong is the University of Hong Kong, which was established between 1910 and 1912.

Fact 5
After a 2011 poll, it was discovered that at least 64% of the residents in Hong Kong do not believe in any religion.

Fact 6
Approximately 89% of the population speaks Cantonese, but English is widely used in the Government and by legal and business sectors.

Fact 7
Instead of local government, which was abolished in 2000, Hong Kong is divided into 18 geographic districts, each represented by a district council.

Fact 8
When the city was affected by SARS in 2003, the World Health Organization reported at least 299 deaths occurred in Hong Kong alone.

Fact 9
The International Commerce Centre is the world's seventh tallest building by height, the world's third tallest by the number of floors and the tallest building in Hong Kong.

Fact 10
Many of the buildings, in China altogether, do not have a floor number with the a 4. This is because 4 is homophonous to the word 'death'.

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Short about Hong Kong
A city-state and a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.