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The ''Noonday'' ''Gun'' () is a former naval artillery piece mounted on a small enclosed site near the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Owned and operated by Jardine Matheson, the gun is fired every day at noon and has become a tourist attraction. Origin The Noonday Gun is located on the waterfront of the area formerly known as East Point, Hong Kong, East Point, present-day Causeway Bay. East Point was the first plot of land in Hong Kong to be sold by the British Hong Kong, colonial government by public auction in 1841, and was purchased by Jardine Matheson. Over the years, land reclamation in Hong Kong, land reclamation has shifted the coastline northward, and the siting of the gun has changed accordingly. The name ''East Point'' is now disused.
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Hong Kong (; , ), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR), is a List of cities in China, city and Special administrative regions of China, special administrative region of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta in South China. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a territory, Hong Kong is one of the List of countries and dependencies by population density, most densely populated places in the world. Hong Kong is also one of the Global city, most developed cities in the world, with List of housing markets by real estate prices, the most expensive housing. Hong Kong was established as a British Hong Kong, colony of the British Empire after the Qing dynasty, Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island from Bao'an County, Xin'an County at the end of the First Opium War in 1841 then again in 1842.. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended whe ...
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