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The Eastern District (東區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It had a population of 620,800 in 2000. The territory of Hong Kong is divided in 18 administrative districts (Population as of 2000) Hong Kong Island Central and Western (274,400) Eastern (620,800) Southern (282,400) Wan Chai (190,300) Kowloon (New Kowloon included) Kowloon City (406,000) Kwun Tong (564,700) Sham Shui Po (372,200... This article is about the year 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, Heng Fa Chuen, and Chai Wan. Hong Kong Island (香港島, colloquially the Island side) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory, Victoria City, was founded. ... North Point (北角) is an area of Hong Kong, located in the northern part of Hong Kong Island. ... Large crowd of shoppers can be seen on Causeway Bay. ... Nam Fung Sun Chuen, a private housing estate in Quarry Bay Quarry Bay (鰂魚涌; literally Crucian Carp Stream or River) is an area beneath Mount Parker in Eastern District on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... Shau Kei Wan (筲箕灣) is a town in Eastern district, Hong Kong. ... Heng Fa Chuen (Chinese: 杏花邨 literally Almond Flower Village) is a residential estate in the northeast of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... A view of Chai Wan and Siu Sai Wan Chai Wan (柴灣, firewood bay) is an area located in Eastern district, at the east of the Hong Kong Island of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. ...


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. The Mall, an out-of-town shopping centre at Patchway, near Bristol, England. ... Taikoo Shing is a private hosuing estate in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... Kornhill and Kornhill Gardens (康怡花園, 康山花園) are apartment buildings beneath Mount Parker, in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... Heng Fa Chuen (Chinese: 杏花邨 literally Almond Flower Village) is a residential estate in the northeast of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ...


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. Kings Road (英皇道) is a major east-west street along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, extending from Causeway Bay, where it joins Yee Wo Street, to Sai Wan Ho, where it joins Shau Kei Wan Road. ... Causeway Bay station. ... Logo of the MTR corporation Causeway Bay station on the Island Line. ... This article describes subways as mass transit lines. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ...


See also

The following is a list of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong: List of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, with a partial list of their sub-areas and streets Hong Kong Island Central and Western Central Admiralty Kennedy Town Mid-levels Sai Ying Pun Shek Tong Tsui Sheung...

External link

  • Eastern District Council
  • Electoral Boundary Map
  • Mondophoto.net - 579 Public Domain photos of Hong Kong


Districts of Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Island: Central and Western | Eastern | Southern | Wan Chai
Kowloon (including New Kowloon): Kowloon City | Kwun Tong | Sham Shui Po | Wong Tai Sin | Yau Tsim Mong
New Territories: Islands | Kwai Tsing | North | Sai Kung | Sha Tin | Tai Po | Tsuen Wan | Tuen Mun | Yuen Long

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State Penitentiary for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Records, American Philosophical Society (2861 words)
Built in the Cherry Hill section of Philadelphia, Eastern State was held up as a model of modern penal reform, the surest means of instilling repentance in hardened (or would-be) criminals, and it was considered one of Philadelphia's most noteworthy architectural achievements.
Construction on Eastern State began in 1822, after an acrimonious contest to select the architect was settled in favor of a young emigrant from England, John Haviland.
As a result of the mounting controversy, a joint legislative committee was delegated in December 1834 to investigate the operations of Eastern State, and to evaluate charges of licentiousness on the part of staff, misuse of funds, embezzlement, and of outright cruelty to prisoners.
Eastern District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (223 words)
The Eastern District (東區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong.
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.
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.
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