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Encyclopedia > Kwun Tong District
Kwun Tong
District emblem
Sovereign state Flag of People's Republic of China People's Republic of China
Administrative region Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Location within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
([{{{google}}} Satellite image])
District Council Chairman Chan Chung-bun, BBS, JP
Constituencies 34
Area
  –Land
  –Water
11.05 km²
km²
km²
Population
  –Total (2006)
  –Density

587,423
52,123/km²
Latitude
Longitude

Official website:
Kwun Tong District Council

Kwun Tong (Traditional Chinese: 觀塘區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in Kowloon. It had a population of 562,427 in 2001. The district has the third highest population while the income is below average. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... An emblem consists of a pictorial image, abstract or representational, that epitomizes a concept - often a concept of a moral truth or an allegory. ... This article discusses states as sovereign political entities. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Hong Kong (香港; Cantonese IPA: ; Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2; Yale: heūng góng; pinyin: Xiānggǎng; Wade-Giles: Hsiang-kang) is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The District Councils (區議會 and formerly District Boards) are district organizations in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). ... A Justice of the Peace (JP) is a puisne judicial officer appointed by means of a commission to keep the peace. ... This is a list of constituencies of Hong Kong. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Latitude,usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ... Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ (lambda),[1][2] describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... 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... In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon refers to the urban area made up of Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon, bordered by the Lei Yue Mun strait in the east, Mei Foo Sun Chuen and Stonecutters Island in the west, Tates Cairn and Lion Rock in the north, and... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


It is the most densely populated district, with 55,000 per km², but it is also one of the largest industrial areas in Hong Kong. Pollution, poverty and aging population are the concerns. According to statistic figure of 2001, the proportion of poor people and elder people in this district is 22.6% and 15.5% respectively. Besides, the number of poor people living in this district is 124,803, which is the highest in Hong Kong.


The district contains the following areas:

Contents

Kwun Tong (Traditional Chinese: ; originally 官塘) is an area in Kwun Tong District, New Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... Geography Ngau Tau Kok (牛頭角) locates at the northern part of Kwun Tong Distinct, next to the Kowloon Bay. ... Kowloon Bay (九龍灣) is a bay located at the east of the Kowloon Peninsula and north of Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. ... Sau Mau Ping Temple, Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, China Kowloons Sau Mau Ping Temple provides the setting for the Monkey God Festival, one of Hong Kongs most fascinating, and strange, celebrations. ... Lam Tin (藍田) is an area in the Kwun Tong District in southeastern New Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... Yau Tong (油塘) is an area in the eastern New Kowloon, Hong Kong, locating between Lei Yue Mun and Lam Tin, and the east shore of Victoria Harbour. ... Lei Yue Mun (鯉魚門, literally Carps channel) (a. ...

Features

Industrial area

Kwun Tong District is one of the industrial areas in Hong Kong. The factories had been built since 1950's. These industrial areas are mainly located in Kowloon Bay, Kwun Tong (to the southwest of Kwun Tong Road), and Yau Tong. Since the importance of industry in Hong Kong is fading out, many factories have been torn down and commercial buildings are being constructed to replace them. Kowloon Bay (九龍灣) is a bay located at the east of the Kowloon Peninsula and north of Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. ... Kwun Tong (Traditional Chinese: ; originally 官塘) is an area in Kwun Tong District, New Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... Kwun Tong Road (觀塘道) is a major road in Kwun Tong of New Kowloon in Hong Kong. ... Yau Tong (油塘) is an area in the eastern New Kowloon, Hong Kong, locating between Lei Yue Mun and Lam Tin, and the east shore of Victoria Harbour. ...


Residential area

The residential areas in Kwun Tong are mainly located in Ngau Tau Kok, upper Kwun Tong Central, Sau Mau Ping and Lam Tin. Geography Ngau Tau Kok (牛頭角) locates at the northern part of Kwun Tong Distinct, next to the Kowloon Bay. ... Kwun Tong (Traditional Chinese: ; originally 官塘) is an area in Kwun Tong District, New Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... Sau Mau Ping Temple, Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, China Kowloons Sau Mau Ping Temple provides the setting for the Monkey God Festival, one of Hong Kongs most fascinating, and strange, celebrations. ... Lam Tin (藍田) is an area in the Kwun Tong District in southeastern New Kowloon, Hong Kong. ...


APM Millennium City 5

Opened in Hong Kong in April 2005, APM Millennium City 5 (Chinese: 創紀之城 5期) is a commercial property developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties. Together with Millennium Cities 1, 2, 3, and 6 (under construction), they are commercial properties situated along Kwun Tong Road. apm Millennium City 5 is next to the Kwun Tong MTR Station. There is also a 7-storey shopping arcade with an array of restaurants, clothing stores, cosmetics shops, and a cineplex. It also contains a bus terminus and parking facilities.


It is the largest mall in the district, and caters for the habits of the community by having extended operating hours. Its name 'apm' implies that visitors are welcome during day and night. In fact, many shops inside the mall are open overnight. Some retail shops close at 12 midnight, and restaurants close at 2am. There are also stores that operate 24 hours.


Transportation

Kwun Tong is served by the Kwun Tong Line (6 stations) and the Tseung Kwan O Line (1 station) of the MTR metro system. This is the complete route map of the Kwun Tong Line. ... This is the complete route map of the Tseung Kwan O Line. ... This article is about the metro system in Hong Kong. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway—usually in an urban area—with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ...


Major roads that serves the area include:

Kwun Tong Road (觀塘道) is a major road in Kwun Tong of New Kowloon in Hong Kong. ... Kwun Tong Bypass (Traditional Chinese: 觀塘繞道) is an elevated bypass expressway in Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong with three lanes in each direction and a posted speed limit of 70-80 kilometres per hour. ... The 900-metre Tseung Kwan O Tunnel is a tunnel in Hong Kong. ... Entrance to Eastern Harbour Crossing at Cha Kwo Ling with tollgates EHC redirects here. ...

Public transport

  • MTR
  • (franchised) bus
    • KMB : 1A, 2A, 3D, 6D, 9, 11B, 11C, 11D, 11X, 13D, 13M, 13X, 14, 14B, 14C, 15, 15A, 16, 16M, 17, 23, 23M&, 24, 26, 26M, 27, 28, 29M, 38, 40, 42, 42C, 70X, 74A, 74X, 80, 80X, 83X, 89, 89B, 89C, 89D, 89X, 91, 91M, 92, 93A, 93K, 95, 95M, 98A, 98C, 98D, 215X, 216M, 219X, 224M, 258D, 259D, 268C, 269C, 277X, 296A, 296C, 296D, 297
    • NWFB : 796A, 796B, 796S
    • CityBus : A22, E22, E22A
    • Harbour-crossing routes : 101, 107, 111, 601, 603, 606, 619, 671, 690, 692, 694
  • Minibus / Public Light Bus
    • Green Minibus
      • to-and-fro Kowloon : 16, 16A, 16B, 22M, 23, 23B, 23C, 23M, 24, 34M, 35, 36A, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51M, 54, 54S, 56, 59, 60, 63, 63M, 68, 69, 71A, 71B, 76A, 76B
      • to-and-fro New Territories (Tseung Kwan O) : 10M, 12, 13, 17, 18, 102, 102B, 103, 104, 106, 108M, 110, 111
    • Red Minibus
      • There are about 28 routes, some travel throughout the district, while others goes to-and-fro Mong Kok, Castle Peak Road, Jordan Road, Hung Hom etc.
  • Ferry : Kwun Tong Pier
    • Fortune Ferry operates a regular service between Kwun Tong and North Point.
    • Coral Sea Ferry operates a regular service between Kwun Tong and Sai Wan Ho.
  • only full-day operated routes are listed above.

This article is about the metro system in Hong Kong. ... The Kwun Tong Line is one of the six lines of the MTR network in Hong Kong. ... Yau Tong Station is an interchange between Kwun Tong Line and Tseung Kwan O Line on the MTR. the multiple cross-platform-interchange system between Tiu Keng Leng and Yau Tong Yau Tong (Chinese: 油塘, Jyutping: jau4 tong4, Pinyin: Yóutáng, lit. ... Lam Tin station, platform level. ... Kwun Tong station on the MTR Kwun Tong Line Kwun Tong (觀塘, originally 官塘, Jyutping: gwun1 tong4) is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Kwun Tong Line. ... Ngau Tau Kok Station, Platform Level. ... Kowloon Bay (Chinese: 九龍灣, Jyutping: gau2 lung4 waan1, Pinyin: JiÇ”lóngwān) is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Kwun Tong Line. ... Choi Hung (彩虹, Jyutping: coi2 hung4, pinyin: CÇŽihóng; same as the word for rainbow) is a station on the Hong Kong MTR Kwun Tong Line. ... The Tseung Kwan O Line is one of the six lines of the MTR system in Hong Kong. ... Yau Tong Station is an interchange between Kwun Tong Line and Tseung Kwan O Line on the MTR. the multiple cross-platform-interchange system between Tiu Keng Leng and Yau Tong Yau Tong (Chinese: 油塘, Jyutping: jau4 tong4, Pinyin: Yóutáng, lit. ... The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (KMB; Chinese: ), a company of the Transport International Holdings Limited, is the largest franchised bus operators in Hong Kong, and one of the largest privately owned public bus operators in the world. ... New World First Bus Services Limited (First Bus, or NWFB) was established in 1998, taking over China Motor Buss franchise on 1 September 1998 to provide bus services on Hong Kong Island together with Citybus. ... Kwun Tong Pier Kwun Tong Public Pier Kwun Tong Pier (traditional chinese: 觀塘碼頭) is a ferry pier situated on Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... North Point (北角; Min Nan: Pak-kak, Jyutping: bak1 gok3; Cantonese IPA: ) is an area of Hong Kong, located in the northern part of Hong Kong Island. ... Sai Wan Ho (西灣河) is a place on the north shore of in the eastern Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, between Taikoo Shing and Shau Kei Wan. ...

Administration

Government District Officer

  • Ms. Pauline WONG Po Lin

Chairman of Kwun Tong District Council

  • Mr. Chung-bun Chan

LegCo

In the same constituency with Wong Tai Sin District as "Kowloon East", effective from October 2004: The Legislative Council (abbreviated as LegCo; Chinese: 立法會, Pinyin: LìfÇŽ Huì; formerly 立法局, LìfÇŽ Jú) is the unicameral legislature of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Wong Tai Sin (黃大仙; Pinyin Huang2da4xian1) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ...

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) (民主建港協進聯盟, formerly 民主建港聯盟, or 民建聯 in short) is the largest pro-Beijing political party in Hong Kong SAR of the PRC. Founded in 10 July 1992, the party has been headed by Ma Lik since December 2003. ... The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (HKFTU) (香港工會聯合會 / 工聯會) is a pro-Beijing labour and political group in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Albert Cheng Jing Han (鄭經翰), nicknamed Tai-Pan (大班) (born July 3, 1946), is currently a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Alan Leong Kah Kit, SC (Traditional Chinese: ) (born February 22, 1958) is a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, representing the Kowloon East geographical constituency and the vice-chairperson of the Independent Police Complaints Council. ... Basic Law Article 45 Concern Group (Chinese: 《基本法》四十五條關注組; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: gei1 bun2 faat3 sei3 sap6 ng5 tiu4 gwan1 zyu3 zou2, Yale: gÄ“i bún fat sei sahp Å„gh tiùh gwāan jyu jóu; Mandarin Pinyin: JÄ«bÄ›nfá SÄ«shíwÇ”tiáo GuānzhùzÇ”) is... Fred Li Wah Ming is a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong since 1991, except between 1997 and 1998. ... The Democratic Party (民主黨) is a pro-democracy and liberal, political party in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ...

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 links

  • Kwun Tong District Council
  • List and map of electoral constituencies (large PDF file)

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Kwun Tong District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
/) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong.
Kwun Tong District is one of the industrial areas in Hong Kong.
Kwun Tong is served by the Kwun Tong Line (6 stations) and the Tseung Kwan O Line (1 station) of the MTR metro system.
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