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Originally a lightly populated area of farming and fishing village, Hong Kong has become one of the most significant financial centres and trade ports in the world, the world's seventh-largest trading entity, and is the fourth-most densely populated region in the world. Its legal tender, the Hong Kong dollar, is the 13th-most traded currency. Although the city boasts one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, it suffers from severe income inequality.
Hong Kong features the most skyscrapers in the world, twice the amount as New York City. It has a very high Human Development Index ranking and the seventh-highest life expectancy in the world.
Apart from its use in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong dollar is also used in neighbouring Macau, where the Hong Kong dollar circulates alongside the Macau pataca.
Hong Kong literally translates as fragrant harbour.
Hong Kong is not classified as a country, it is a Special Administrative Region of China.
The Hong Kong dollar is the official currency of Hong Kong. The ISO 4217 currency code for the Hong Kong Dollar is HKD.