Hong Kong city quiz

Test your knowledge of Hong Kong
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Last updated: November 16, 2019
First submittedSeptember 26, 2013
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Literal meaning of the name "Hong Kong"
fragrant harbour
Current population (nearest million)
7
Located in the mouth of which river
Pearl River
Chinese city adjacent to it
Shenzhen
Chinese dialect spoken by most population
Cantonese
Year when it was first ceded to Britain?
1842
War that led to the cession
First Opium War
Year returned to China
1997
Country most Hong Kong people emigrated to before the handover
Canada
City in above country with the highest % of Hong Kong immigrants
Vancouver
The mini constitution of the Special Administrative Region
The Basic Law
Number of administrative districts
18
Peninsula opposite to Hong Kong island
Kowloon
Airport in the above which closed in 1998
Kai Tak Airport
International flag carrier airline
Cathay Pacific
Name of its harbour
Victoria Harbour
Famous ferry services across the harbour
Star Ferry
Last British Governor
Chris Patten
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Current Chief Executive
Carrie Lam
Tallest building
International Commerce Centre
Currency
Hong Kong Dollar
Largest bank
Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC)
Main stock market index
Hang Seng Index
Richest person
Li Ka-shing
Universities that are in the world top 100
University of Hong Kong
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Metro transport system
Mass Transit Railway
Smart card ticketing system
Octopus Card
2 countries where most foreign domestic helpers come from
Philippines
Indonesia
Most popular sport
Football
Sport which Hong Kong won its only Olympic gold medal
Windsurfing
At which Olympic?
Atlanta 1996
Free-to-air TV station with overwhelming majority audience
TVB Jade
Actress who won Best Actress at Berlin and Cannes
Maggie Cheung Man-yuk
Director who won Best Director at Cannes
Wong Kar-wai
2014 Pro-democracy movement that protesters occupied main roads in CBD for 79 days
Umbrella Movement
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Level 57
Oct 4, 2017
Actually the word Hong Kong used to be 香江, which literally means fragrant river. It is then changed to 香港, which means fragrant harbor. So I think both of the answers should be accepted.