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Encyclopedia > Southern District, Hong Kong

The Southern District (南區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. Population (2000): 282,400. It is located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island. 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... The night view of the Island side as seen from the Kowloon side - the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Island (Traditional Chinese: 香港島; Simplified Chinese: 香港岛; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dou2; Mandarin Pinyin: XiānggÇŽngdÇŽo) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory...

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Geography

The Southern District faces the South China Sea at the south, and is backed by hills and reservoirs, designated as Country Parks, at the north. The eastern half of the district is semi-rural, with some of Hong Kong's most popular beaches. The western half of the district is partly residential and partly industrial. The South China Sea, showing surrounding countries and neighbouring seas and oceans The South China Sea is a marginal sea, part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from Singapore to the Strait of Taiwan of around 3,500,000 km². It is the largest sea body after the five... Reservoirs in Hong Kong: Plover Cove Reservoir High Island Reservoir Shing Mun Reservoir (also Jublilee Reservoir) Lower Shing Mun Reservoir Tai Tam Reservoirs Pok Fu Lam Reservoir This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Although Hong Kong is regarded as one of the worlds great cities, out of the total 1,092 km² of land, about three-quarters is countryside. ... Hong Kong has a long coastline which is full of twists and turns with many bays and beaches. ...


Areas and attractions

The district includes the following areas:

Islands of the district: Aberdeen gate in Hong Kong Aberdeen (Chinese: 香港仔; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 zai2; Mandarin Pinyin: Xiāng GÇŽng ZÇŽi) is an area at the south side of Hong Kong Island, located in the Southern District of Hong Kong. ... Ap Lei Chau (鴨脷洲) is an island of Hong Kong, located south-west of Hong Kong Island, next to Aberdeen Harbour, with an area of 1. ... Pok Fu Lam (薄扶林) is a residential area on Hong Kong Island, at the western end of the Southern District. ... Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Repulse Bay (淺水灣) is an area in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, located in the Southern District, Hong Kong. ... Shek O (石澳) is a beachside village in the Southern District, Hong Kong, that includes Shek O Country Park, Shek O and Cape DAguillar (鶴咀). ... An astonishing view of Shouson Hill from the Aberdeen Country Park on a nice, Summer day in Hong Kong. ... Stanley Peninsula Stanley or Chek Chue (Chinese: 赤柱; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: tsek3 tsyu3; Mandarin Pinyin: Chìzhù; literally means Bandits post or red pillar) is a village town and tourist attraction on the south of Hong Kong Island and part of the Southern District, Hong Kong. ... Wah Fu is an area located in Southern District, on Hong Kong Island. ...

  • Ap Lei Chau, or Aberdeen Island
  • Ap Lei Pai (鴨脷排)
  • Kau Pei Chau (狗脾洲)
  • Lo Chau (羅洲)
  • Lung Shan Pai (龍山排)
  • Magazine Island (火藥洲)
  • Middle Island (熨波洲)
  • Ng Fan Chau (五分洲)
  • Round Island (銀洲)
  • Tai Tau Chau (大頭洲)
  • Tau Chau (頭洲)

Tourist attractions within the district include Aberdeen's floating restaurants and fishing harbour; the Ocean Park; the swimming beach of Repulse Bay; and the souvenir market at Stanley. Ap Lei Chau (鴨脷洲) is an island of Hong Kong, located south-west of Hong Kong Island, next to Aberdeen Harbour, with an area of 1. ... Ap Lei Chau (鴨脷洲) is an island of Hong Kong, located south-west of Hong Kong Island, next to Aberdeen Harbour, with an area of 1. ... Ap Lei Pai (鴨脷排) is an island linked to the south of Ap Lei Chau in Hong Kong. ... An entrance to Ocean Park at Tai Shue Wan The cable car connects the two parts of Ocean Park Some of the Ocean Park rides which includes the ferris wheel and a roller coaster The Ocean Park (Chinese: 海洋公園; Pinyin: Hǎiyáng Gōngyuán) is a theme amusement park... Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Repulse Bay (淺水灣) is an area in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, located in the Southern District, Hong Kong. ... Stanley Peninsula Stanley or Chek Chue (Chinese: 赤柱; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: tsek3 tsyu3; Mandarin Pinyin: Chìzhù; literally means Bandits post or red pillar) is a village town and tourist attraction on the south of Hong Kong Island and part of the Southern District, Hong Kong. ...


Transportation

It is served by Pok Fu Lam Road, Aberdeen Tunnel, Wong Nai Chung Gap Road and Tai Tam Road. The proposed MTR West Island Line and South Island Line will also be built in the area. Pokfulam Road (薄扶林道) is a four-lane road on Hong Kong Island running between Sai Ying Pun and Aberdeen, through Pok Fu Lam. ... Aberdeen Tunnel (Chinese: 香港仔隧道) is a tunnel linking Happy Valley and Wong Chuk Hang near Aberdeen on the Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... Tai Tam Road (大潭道) in Hong Kong, links between Chai Wan and Stanley, on Hong Kong Island. ... Logo of the MTR corporation Causeway Bay station on the Island Line. ... The West Island Line and South Island Line are two new proposed lines of the Hong Kong MTR metro system. ... The West Island Line and South Island Line are two new proposed lines of the Hong Kong MTR metro system. ...


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

  • Southern District Council
  • Electoral Boundary Map 1
  • Electoral Boundary Map 2
  • Hong Kong Ocean Park


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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