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Hong Kong

Hong Kong began as a coastal [island] geographically located in southern [China] . While small settlements had taken place in the Hong Kong region, with archaeological findings dating back thousands of years, regularly written records were not made until the engagement of and the British colony in the territory. Starting out as a fishing village, salt production site and trading ground,T. L. Tsim, it would evolve into a military port of strategic importance and eventually an international financial centre that enjoys the world's 6th highest [GDP (PPP) per capita] , supporting 33% of the foreign capital flows into China.CIA gov. " [CIA] ." HK GDP 2004. Retrieved on 6 March 2007.

Pre-20th century
Human settlement in the area now known as Hong Kong dates back to the late [Paleolithic] and early [Neolithic] era, but the name Hong Kong (香港) did not appear on written record until the [Treaty of Nanking] of 1842.The Treaty of Nanking is currently earliest record available with the name "Hongkong" (香港) on it.

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