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Wong Tai Sin District

Wong Tai Sin District (Chinese: 黃大仙區; Cantonese Yale: Wòhngdaaihsīn kēui) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is the only fully landlocked district in Hong Kong. It is located in Kowloon.

Wong Tai Sin

黃大仙區
Wong Tai Sin District
Day view of San Po Kong in the Wong Tai Sin District
Day view of San Po Kong in the Wong Tai Sin District
Location of Wong Tai Sin within Hong Kong
Location of Wong Tai Sin within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°20′01″N 114°11′49″E / 22.33353°N 114.19686°E / 22.33353; 114.19686Coordinates: 22°20′01″N 114°11′49″E / 22.33353°N 114.19686°E / 22.33353; 114.19686
Country Hong Kong
RegionKowloon
Constituencies25
Government
 • District Council ChairmanLi Tak-hong, JP (DAB)
 • District OfficerWilliam Shiu
Area
 • Total9.36 km2 (3.61 sq mi)
Population
 (2011[1])
 • Total420,183
 • Density45,000/km2 (120,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
WebsiteWong Tai Sin District Council
Wong Tai Sin District
Traditional Chinese黃大仙區
Simplified Chinese黄大仙区
Literal meaningbig yellow immortal district

GeographyEdit

The district contains the areas of Diamond Hill, Wang Tau Hom, Lok Fu, Chuk Yuen, Wong Tai Sin, Tsz Wan Shan, Fung Wong, Choi Hung and Choi Wan, an area that includes several major public housing estates.

DemographicsEdit

Wong Tai Sin District has a population of 444,630 (2001 figures). The district has the least educated residents with the lowest income, the oldest residents and the second highest population density. Over 85% of the district's residents live in public housing.

ReligionEdit

The district derives its name from the Wong Tai Sin Temple, dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, which is located there. The district is also the location of the Chi Lin Nunnery, built in the Tang Dynasty style, a popular tourist attraction.

EducationEdit

Schools in Wong Tai Sin District include:

  • Our Lady's Primary School (聖母小學), established in 1953
  • Wong Tai Sin Catholic Primary School (黃大仙天主教小學), established in 1962.
  • Bishop Walsh Primary School (華德學校), established in 1963.
  • Baptist Rainbow Primary School (浸信會天虹小學), established in 1984.

TransportEdit

Wong Tai Sin is served by Lung Cheung Road and the Kwun Tong Line of the MTR metro system. The stations are Lok Fu, Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill and Choi Hung. The old airport was located just behind this district.

GalleryEdit

 
Several public housing estates located in Wong Tai Sin
 
Diamond Hill

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2011 Population Census: Summary Results" (in English and Chinese). Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong Government. 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2012.

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