Category:Hong Kong Postmarks

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Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China), is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China shown in red

Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Originally a sparsely populated area of farming and fishing villages, Hong Kong Island became a colony of the British Empire at the end of the First Opium War in 1842, followed by Kowloon in 1860 after the Second Opium War, and the modern territory was completed in 1898 with a 99 year British lease over the New Territories, which comprise 86% of Hong Kong's land. Sovereignty over the territory was restored to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains governing and economic systems separate from those of mainland China, under the "one country, two systems" designation. Its people tend to identify as Hongkongers rather than Chinese.

Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China, with executive, legislative, and judicial powers devolved from the national government. The Sino-British Joint Declaration provided for economic and administrative continuity through the transfer of sovereignty, resulting in an executive-led governing system largely inherited from the territory's history as a British colony. Under these terms and the "one country, two systems" principle, the Basic Law of Hong Kong is the regional constitution.

Note: Pages within this category represent, and provide coordinates for, defined geographical locations. In some cases, coordinates are those of the post office itself, but in the majority of cases they are Wikipedia-obtained coordinates for the geographical area in question.

Pages are all named after the post office; in all cases, with the exception of the Air Mail Centre and International Mail Centre post offices, post office names correspond to identically-named geographical areas.

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Pages in category "Hong Kong Postmarks"

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