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Encyclopedia > Eastern District, Hong Kong

The Eastern district (東區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It had a population of 620,800 in 2000.


It is located in the north east of Hong Kong Island and includes the areas of North Point, eastern portion of Causeway Bay, Quarry Bay, Shau Kei Wan, and Chai Wan.


Originally a backwater of fishing villages, quarries and dockyards, the Eastern District is now mostly residential, with some industrial areas and several large shopping malls, and is densely populated. A number of large public and private housing estates are located within the district, including Taikoo Shing, Kornhill and Heng Fa Chuen. A commercial hub has been developed from the former industrial areas in western part of Quarry Bay.


In the past the district was linked by a single King's Road, which was notoriously congested during peak hours, this had largely been solved by the constructions of the Island Eastern Corridor, and the Island Line within the MTR subway system in the 1980s.


See also

External link

  • Eastern District Council (http://www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/east/english/welcome.htm)
  • Electoral Boundary Map (http://www.info.gov.hk/eac/pdf/distco/maps/dc2003c.pdf)



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Eastern District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (179 words)
The Eastern District (Traditional Chinese: 東區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong.
It is located in the north east of Hong Kong Island and includes the areas of North Point, the eastern portion of Causeway Bay, Quarry Bay, Shau Kei Wan, Heng Fa Chuen, and Chai Wan.
Originally a backwater of fishing villages, quarries and dockyards, the Eastern District is now mostly residential, with some industrial areas and several large shopping malls, and is densely populated.
Eastern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (237 words)
Most modern uses of the term refer to Eastern philosophy, the Eastern world, Eastern history or ancient Asian culture, typically also including those countries whose ethnic identity and their dominant culture derive from ancient Asian culture.
Eastern culture is said to be Daoist in its integration of apparent opposites, as signified by the yin and yang.
Eastern culture is sometimes contrasted with Western Culture which is accused of being likely to engage in false dichotomies.
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