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Descriptor English: Hong Kong
Descriptor Spanish: Hong Kong
Descriptor Portuguese: Hong Kong
Descriptor French: Hong Kong
Entry term(s): Hongkong
Kowloon
New Territories
Tree number(s): Z01.252.474.164.450
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006723
Scope note: The former British crown colony located off the southeast coast of China, comprised of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and New Territories. The three sites were ceded to the British by the Chinese respectively in 1841, 1860, and 1898. Hong Kong reverted to China in July 1997. The name represents the Cantonese pronunciation of the Chinese xianggang, fragrant port, from xiang, perfume and gang, port or harbor, with reference to its currents sweetened by fresh water from a river west of it.
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
DeCS ID: 6879
Unique ID: D006723
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1997/06/20
Hong Kong - Preferred
Concept UI M0010528
Scope note The former British crown colony located off the southeast coast of China, comprised of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and New Territories. The three sites were ceded to the British by the Chinese respectively in 1841, 1860, and 1898. Hong Kong reverted to China in July 1997. The name represents the Cantonese pronunciation of the Chinese xianggang, fragrant port, from xiang, perfume and gang, port or harbor, with reference to its currents sweetened by fresh water from a river west of it.
Preferred term Hong Kong
Entry term(s) Hongkong
Kowloon - Narrower
Concept UI M0010529
Preferred term Kowloon
New Territories - Narrower
Concept UI M0010530
Preferred term New Territories



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