North District, Hong Kong

North District (Chinese: 北區) is the northernmost district of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in the northeastern part of the New Territories. The new town of Fanling–Sheung Shui is within this district. It had a population of 298,657 in 2001. The district has the second lowest population density in Hong Kong.

North District
北區
Day view of Long Valley in the North District
Day view of Long Valley in the North District
Location of North within Hong Kong
Location of North within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°29′41″N 114°08′17″E / 22.49471°N 114.13812°E / 22.49471; 114.13812Coordinates: 22°29′41″N 114°08′17″E / 22.49471°N 114.13812°E / 22.49471; 114.13812
CountryChina
SARHong Kong
RegionNew Territories
Constituencies16
Government
 • District Council ChairmanLaw Ting-Tak (Independent)
 • District Council Vice-ChairmanChan Yuk-Ming
Area
 • Total168 km2 (65 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total315,270
 • Density1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
WebsiteNorth District Council
North District
Traditional Chinese北區
Simplified Chinese北区
JyutpingBak1 Keoi1
Fanling New Town
Fanling Wai

It borders with Shenzhen city with the Sham Chun River. Most major access points to Mainland China from Hong Kong lie in this district. The North District is about 168 km2 (65 sq mi) in area.

DemographicsEdit

According to statistics, 70% of the district population lives in the public estates in the Fanling–Sheung Shui New Town. 40,000 villagers living around the two town centres and the main rural towns (Sha Tau Kok and Ta Kwu Ling) account for most residents in the district.

Islands of the districtEdit

EducationEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

The northern end of the Wilson Trail hiking path is located in the North District. The trail ends at Nam Chung.

TransportEdit

North District is served by the East Rail line, Fanling Highway, San Tin Highway and Sha Tau Kok Road.

MTR StationsEdit

Border crossingsEdit

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