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Encyclopedia > Kowloon Rock

Kowloon Rock (九龍石) is an island in the middle of Kowloon Bay in Hong Kong. Administratively, it is part of Kowloon City District.


The island is now sheltered in the typhoon shelter by a dyke across the bay.



Major islands and peninsulas in Hong Kong
Main islands (by size): Lantau | Hong Kong Island | Lamma | Chek Lap Kok | Tsing Yi | Kau Sai Chau | Po Toi | Cheung Chau | Tung Lung Chau | Kat O | Wong Wan Chau | Hei Ling Chau | Tap Mun Chau | Ap Lei Chau | Tai A Chau (Soko Islands) | Tung Ping Chau | Peng Chau | Ma Wan | Ninepin Group | The Brothers | Green Island | Waglan | Kowloon Rock
Former islands: Kellett Island | Stonecutters Island | Hoi Sham Island | Channel Rock | Tsing Chau | Mong Chau | Chau Tsai | Nga Ying Chau
Peninsulas: Kowloon | Sai Kung | Clear Water Bay | Stanley | Shek O | Cape D'Aguilar

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Kowloon: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (707 words)
Kowloon is located north of Hong Kong Island and south of the mainland part of the New Territories.
The part of Kowloon south of Boundary Street, together with Stonecutters Island, was ceded from Qing China to United Kingdom under the Convention of Peking of 1860.
Large-scale development of Kowloon began in the early 20th century, with the construction of the Kowloon-Canton Railway, the Kowloon Wharf, and the Kai Tak Airport.
Lion Rock Tunnel at AllExperts (280 words)
The Lion Rock Tunnel () is a twin-bored toll tunnel in Hong Kong, connecting Sha Tin in the New Territories and New Kowloon near Kowloon Tong.
The Lion Rock Tunnel was opened on November 14, 1967, as a 1.43 km dual-one single bore tunnel.
The Second Lion Rock Tunnel, which is 1.41 km long and situated to the west of, and lying parallel to, the old tunnel, was opened to traffic on January 18, 1978.
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