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Encyclopedia > North District, Hong Kong
North
District emblem

Location within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
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District Council Chairman Lau Tin-sang
Constituencies 16
Area
  –Land
  –Water
168 km²
km²
km²
Population
  –Total (2006)
  –Density

280,730
2,055/km²
Latitude
Longitude

Official website:
North District Council

North District (Traditional Chinese: 北區) is the northernmost district of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in the northwestern part of the New Territories. The new town of Fanling-Sheung Shui is within this district. It had a population of 298,657 in 2001. The district has the second lowest population density. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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. ... The District Councils (區議會 and formerly District Boards) are district organizations in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). ... 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 (Traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字, Simplified Chinese: 正体字/繁体字) 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... A major road, Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po, a town in the New Territories. ... A new town, planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... Fanling-Sheung Shui New Town was developed from the traditional market towns (Luen Wo Hui and Shek Wu Hui) and villages around Fanling and Sheung Shui, within the present-day North District in the New Territories of Hong Kong. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It borders with Shenzhen city with the Sham Chun River. Most major access points to Mainland China from Hong Kong lie in this district. The North District is about 168 km² in area. Shenzhen is a sub-provincial city of Guangdong province in southern China, located at the border with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. ... Sham Chun River (also Shenzhen River, Shenzhen He) (Chinese: 深圳河; Cantonese IPA: ; Jyutping: sam1 zan3 ho4; Hanyu Pinyin: Shēnzhèn Hé), together with the Sha Tau Kok River, serves as the natural border between Hong Kong and mainland China. ... ...

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Demographics

According to statistics, 70% of the population lives in the public estates in the new town of Fanling-Sheung Shui. 40,000 villagers living around the two centres and another two rural towns Sha Tau Kok and Ta Kwu Ling, account for almost all residents in the district. A new town, planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... Fanling-Sheung Shui New Town was developed from the traditional market towns (Luen Wo Hui and Shek Wu Hui) and villages around Fanling and Sheung Shui, within the present-day North District in the New Territories of Hong Kong. ... Sha Tau Kok (traditional Chinese: 沙頭角) is a town in the northeastern corner of Hong Kong. ... Ta Kwu Ling (Chinese: 打鼓嶺) is an area in the North District, New Territories, Hong Kong. ...


Islands of the district

  • A Chau (鴉洲)
  • Ap Chau Mei Pak Tun Pai (鴨洲尾白墩排)
  • Ap Chau Pak Tun Pai (鴨洲白墩排)
  • Ap Chau (鴨洲, Robinson Island)
  • Ap Lo Chun (鴨螺春)
  • Ap Tan Pai (鴨蛋排)
  • Ap Tau Pai (鴨兜排)
  • Chap Mo Chau (執毛洲)
  • Cheung Shek Tsui (長石咀)
  • Fu Wong Chau (虎王洲)
  • Fun Chau (墳洲)
  • Hung Pai (紅排)
  • Kat O Chau (吉澳洲, Crooked Island)
  • Ko Pai (高排)
  • Kok Tai Pai (角大排)
  • Lan Shuen Pei (爛樹排)
  • Lo Chi Pai (鷀鸕排)
  • Ngo Mei Chau (娥眉洲, Crescent Island)
  • Pak Ka Chau (筆架洲)
  • Pak Sha Chau (白沙洲, Round Island)
  • Pat Ka Chau (筆架洲)
  • Sai Ap Chau (細鴨洲)
  • Sha Pai (沙排)
  • Shau Kei Pai (筲箕排)
  • Sheung Pai (雙排)
  • Shui Cham Tsui Pai (水浸咀排)
  • Siu Nim Chau (小稔洲)
  • Ta Ho Pai (打蠔排)
  • Tai Nim Chau (大稔洲)
  • Tsing Chau (青洲)
  • Wong Nai Chau (黃泥洲)
  • Wong Nai Chau (黃泥洲)
  • Wong Wan Chau (往灣洲, Double Island)
  • Wu Chau (烏洲)
  • Wu Pai (烏排)
  • Wu Yeung Chau Pai (湖洋洲排)
  • Yan Chau (印洲)
  • Yeung Chau (洋洲)

A Chau (鴉洲) is an island in the inner most of Starling Inlet in the north-eastern New Territories of Hong Kong. ... Ap Chau Mei Pak Tun Pai (鴨洲尾白墩排) is a small island in the Crooked Harbour near Ap Lo Chun between Ap Chau and Sai Ap Chau in the north-eastern New Territories of Hong Kong. ... Ap Chau Pak Tun Pai (鴨洲白墩排) is a small island in the Crooked Harbour near Ap Lo Chun between Ap Chau and Sai Ap Chau in the north-eastern New Territories of Hong Kong. ... Ap Chau (鴨洲) or Robinson Island is an island in the Crooked Harbour, in the north-eastern New Territories of Hong Kong. ... Ap Lo Chun (鴨螺春) is a small island in Crooked Harbour in the north-eastern New Territories of Hong Kong. ... Ap Tan Pai (鴨蛋排) is a small island in the Crooked Harbour near Ap Lo Chun between Ap Chau and Sai Ap Chau in the north-eastern New Territories of Hong Kong. ... Ap Tau Pai (鴨兜排) is a small island between Yan Chau Tong and Crooked Harbour in the north-eastern New Territories of Hong Kong. ... Kat O Chau or Crooked Island (吉澳洲) is an island of Hong Kong located in the north-east of the territory. ... Shui Cham Tsui Pai (水浸咀排) is one of the 235 islands of Hong Kong, under the administration of North District. ... Tsing Chau (青洲) was an island in the Kwai Chung area of Hong Kong, sitting on the mouth of Gin Drinkers Bay, by the side of Rambler Channel, opposite to Tsing Yi Island. ... Wong Wan Chau (往灣洲) or Double Island is an island located in the north-eastern part of Hong Kong. ...

Miscellaneous

The northern end of the Wilson Trail hiking path is located in the North District. The trail ends at Nam Chung. The Wilson Trail (衛奕信徑) is a 78km long-distance footpath in Hong Kong. ... Nam Chung (hanzi : 南涌, pinyin : nán chong) is situated in the north eastern New Territories of Hong Kong, to the west of the Shataukok Hoi or Stirling Inlet, opposite the town of Shataukok. ...


Transport

North District is served by KCR East Rail, Fanling Highway, San Tin Highway and Sha Tau Kok Road. For other uses, see KCR (disambiguation). ... Opening Date 10 October 1911 Stations 14 Number of trains 37 Service Area North, Tai Po, Sha Tin, Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City The East Rail (東鐵) is one of the three lines of the KCR network in Hong Kong. ... Fanling Highway (Traditional Chinese:粉嶺公路) Is part of Route 9 in Hong Kong. ... San Tin Highway (Traditional Chinese:新田公路) is an expressway in North-Western New Territories of Hong Kong, leading off Fanling Highway near the rural village of Kwu Tung and connects Pok Oi Interchange at Au Tau, near the new town of Yuen Long. ... Sha Tau Kok Road (沙頭角公路) is a road connecting Sha Tau Kok and Fan Ling in the New Territories, Hong Kong. ...


KCR Stations

Fanling is a station on Hong Kongs KCR East Rail. ... Sheung Shui is the second last railway station on the KCR East Rail in Hong Kong. ... Lo Wu is the northern terminus of the Hong Kong KCRC East Rail. ... Opening Date 10 October 1911 Stations 14 Number of trains 37 Service Area North, Tai Po, Sha Tin, Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City The East Rail (東鐵) is one of the three lines of the KCR network in Hong Kong. ...

Border crossings

Sha Tau Kok (traditional Chinese: 沙頭角) is a town in the northeastern corner of Hong Kong. ... Lok Ma Chau or Lokmachau (落馬洲) is a place at the border of Hong Kong and Shenzhen in the northwest New Territories of Hong Kong. ... Man Kam To or Mankamto (文錦渡) is a place in the border of Hong Kong and Shenzhen in the north New Territories of Hong Kong. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

See also

Fanling Wai Deserted market in Luen Wo Hui, originally run by Puntis Fanling Law Courts Building New buildings in Luen Wo Hui A block of Wah Ming Estate, a typical Y-shaped public estate, in Fanling, at sunset Fanling, often spelt as Fan Ling, is an area in the New... Public estates in Sheung Shui. ... The Closed Area (Chinese: 邊境禁區) is a 28-km² area in Hong Kong along the border with mainland China. ... Wo Hop Shek (和合石) is an area in the south of Fanling, Hong Kong. ... 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

  • North District District Council
  • List and map of electoral constituencies 1 (large PDF file)
  • List and map of electoral constituencies 2 (large PDF file)
  • Fanling-Sheung Shui New Town
  • Satellite image of the new town of Fanling-Sheung Shui and its vicinity by Google Maps


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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Hong Kong - MSN Encarta (2129 words)
Hong Kong is bordered on the north by Guangdong Province and on the east, west, and south by the South China Sea.
Hong Kong’s mainland portion consists of the urban area of Kowloon and a portion of the New Territories, a large area that became part of Hong Kong in 1898.
Hong Kong is among the leading trading centers in the world, and shipping and trade continue to be important aspects of its economy.
North District, Hong Kong at AllExperts (269 words)
The North District is 168 km² in area.
Population in North District in 2000 is 294,200.
North District is served by KCR East Rail, Fanling Highway, San Tin Highway and Sha Tau Kok Road.
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