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Sir John Davis (the second colonial governor) offered an alternative origin; Davis said that the name derived from "Hoong-keang" ("red torrent"), reflecting the colour of soil over which a waterfall on the island flowed.
Some corporations founded during the early colonial era still keep this name, including Hongkong Land, Hongkong Electric, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels and the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC).
However, both countries were dissatisfied and did not ratify the agreement.
When the British Union Flag was raised over Possession Point on 26 January 1841, the population of Hong Kong island was about 7,450, mostly Tanka fishermen and Hakka charcoal burners living in coastal villages.
Followed by Kowloon in 1860 after the Second Opium War.
35 are directly elected from geographical constituencies and 35 represent functional constituencies (FC).The Qing were again defeated, and forced to give up Kowloon Peninsula and Stonecutter's Island in the Convention of Peking.By the end of this war, Hong Kong had evolved from a transient colonial outpost into a major entrepôt."Fragrant" may refer to the sweet taste of the harbour's freshwater influx from the Pearl River or to the odor from incense factories lining the coast of northern Kowloon.The incense was stored near Aberdeen Harbour for export before Victoria Harbour developed.