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ID: 7004542
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004542

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Hong Kong (semi-independent political entity)  Hong Kong (semi-independent political entity)

Coordinates:
Lat: 22 15 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 22.2500  decimal degrees
Long: 114 10 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 114.1667  decimal degrees

Note: Human habitation of area dates to Neolithic Age; influenced by North Chinese cultures, particularly Lungshan; inhabited by fishermen and pirates at time of British acquisition in the 19th century; ceded to Britain as a result of the first Opium War (1839-1842); official languages are Chinese and English.

Names:
Hong Kong (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,B)
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China (C,V)
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (C,V)  ............ adopted on 4 April 1990 for use beginning in 1997
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (C,V)  ............ adopted on 4 April 1990 for use beginning in 1997
Xianggang Tebie Xingzhengqu (C,V)
Xianggang (C,V)
Hsiang-chiang (C,V)
Hsiang Kang (C,V)
Hsiang-Kang (C,V)
Hong Kong, Colony of (C,O)
T'e-pieh hsing-cheng-ch'ü (C,V)  ............ Wade-Giles transliteration of name
Tebie xingzhengqu (C,V)  ............ Pinyin transliteration of the name
Hong-Kong (C,O)
Hongkong (C,O)
HKG (H,O)
HK (H,O)
ISO344 (H,O)
HO00 (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of China (nation)  ........  China (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Hong Kong (semi-independent political entity)  ............  Hong Kong (semi-independent political entity) (P)

Place Types:
semi-independent political entity (preferred, C)  ............  from 1997
primary political unit (C)
national region (C)  ............  colony was returned to China in 1997
first level subdivision (H)
dependent state (H)  ............  ceded to British in 1841; reverted to Chinese control on July 1, 1997 (as a Special Administrative Region for 50 years)
colony (H)  ............  British Crown Colony from 19th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
HK..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
HKG..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 767
HO00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 01/20/99
Hong Kong..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 493
....................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 270 ff.
....................  Hong Kong Official Guide Map (1989)
....................  Hong Kong, New York Times (1997)
....................  Hong Kong, Stay an Extra Day Map (1993)
....................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) short form; accessed 25 January 2007
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 512 ff.
Hongkong..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Hong-Kong..........  [VP]
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Hong Kong, Colony of..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 25 January 2007
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region..........  [VP]
.................................................................  Hong Kong, Los Angeles Times (1995)
.................................................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 25 January 2007
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China..........  [VP]
.............................................................................  ISO Newsletter V-4 (2002) accessed 26 September 2007
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China..........  [VP]
....................................................................................................................  Handover, Los Angeles Times (1997)
Hsiang-chiang..........  [VP]
..........................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 25 January 2007
Hsiang Kang..........  [VP]
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 616
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 624
Hsiang-Kang..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 37 ff.
ISO344..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
Tebie xingzhengqu..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 03/16/99
T'e-pieh hsing-cheng-ch'ü..........  [VP]
............................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 03/16/99
Xianggang..........  [VP]
....................  USBGN Bulletin 14 (1997) 1
Xianggang Tebie Xingzhengqu..........  [VP]
...............................................  USBGN Bulletin 14 (1997) 1
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 493; 616
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 624
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 270 ff.
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 37 ff.
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 03/16/99
..................  Handover, Los Angeles Times (1997)
..................  Hong Kong Official Guide Map (1989)
..................  Hong Kong, Los Angeles Times (1995)
..................  Hong Kong, New York Times (1997)
..................  Hong Kong, Stay an Extra Day Map (1993)
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 767
..................  ISO Newsletter V-4 (2002) accessed 26 September 2007
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) short form; accessed 25 January 2007
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  USBGN Bulletin 14 (1997) 1
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 512 ff.
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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