Kowloon City District

Kowloon City District is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in the city of Kowloon. It had a population of 381,352 in 2001, and increased to 418,732 in 2016.[4] The district has the third most educated residents while its residents enjoy the highest income in Kowloon. It borders all the other districts in Kowloon, with Kwun Tong district to the east, Wong Tai Sin district to its northeast, Sham Shui Po district to its northwest, and Yau Tsim Mong district to its southwest.

Kowloon City

九龍城區
Kowloon City District
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Kowloon Walled City Park 九龍寨城 02.jpg
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Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in June 2014.jpg
Location of Kowloon City District within Hong Kong
Location of Kowloon City District within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°19′42″N 114°11′30″E / 22.32820°N 114.19155°E / 22.32820; 114.19155Coordinates: 22°19′42″N 114°11′30″E / 22.32820°N 114.19155°E / 22.32820; 114.19155
Country Hong Kong
RegionKowloon
Constituencies25
Government
 • District OfficerMrs Tso Man Kwan, JP[1]
 • District Council ChairmanMr Siu Leong-Sing
 • District Council Vice-ChairwomanDr Kwong Po-Yin
Area
 • Total9.97 km2 (3.85 sq mi)
Population
 (2016[2])
 • Total418,732
 • Density42,000/km2 (110,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
Largest neighbourhood by populationMa Tau Kok (53,800 – 2016 est)[3]
WebsiteKowloon City District Council
Kowloon City District
Traditional Chinese九龍城區
Simplified Chinese九龙城区
JyutpingGau2lung4 sing4 keoi1

Kowloon City district covers approximately area of 1,000 hectares, and is mainly a residential area with the majority of its population living in private sector housing, including old tenement buildings, private residential developments and low-rise villas, while the rest of them mainly live in public rental housing and the Home Ownership Scheme estates.[5] It is the only district that incorporated into the land of Hong Kong in different stages (Convention of Peking, Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory and the demolition of the Kowloon Walled City)

The district includes many notable areas of Kowloon, such as Ho Man Tin, Hung Hom, Kai Tak Airport, Kowloon Tong, Ma Tau Wai, To Kwa Wan, and Whampoa Garden, and the proper Kowloon City, from where it derives its namesake.

HistoryEdit

According to reliable historical records such as the History book of Song Dynasty (宋書) , emperor Zhao Shi (Emperor Dunzong) and emperor Zhao bing took refuge in nowadays Kowloon City District. Soong Wong Toi was a remarkable monument during that era.

 
A section of Fuk Lo Tsun Road, Kowloon City

Part of the district was the location of the original Kowloon Walled City, see Kowloon Walled City. This is now Walled City Park.

The former airport, Kai Tak International Airport was also located in the district; part of it will be re-developed to be Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. In 1982, the Hong Kong Government decided to divide Hong Kong into 18 administrative districts, and Kowloon City and its neighbouring areas such as Hung Hom now belongs to Kowloon City District.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Welcome Message from Franco KWOK, JP, District Officer (Kowloon City) Retrieved 2018-05-24
  2. ^ "2016 Population Census: Summary Results" (in English and Chinese). Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong Government. 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  3. ^ District Profiles, Hong Kong Government, 8 December 2017, retrieved 15 April 2020
  4. ^ 2016 HK Population by-Census Table A201a Population by District Council District and Year, Retrieved 2018-05-24
  5. ^ Kowloon City district highlights extracted from Council website, Retrieved 2018-05-24

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