Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港) is a special Administrative Zone in southeastern China. Despite being part of China, Hong Kong is an autonomous region. A British colony from 1898-1997, it has a high population density. It is one of the world's most significant financial centres and commercial ports. In 2005, the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort was built on reclaimed land beside Penny's Bay at the northeastern tip of Lantau Island approximately two kilometres from Discovery Bay.