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Encyclopedia > The Brothers (Hong Kong)

The Brothers or Mo To Chau (磨刀洲, or 大小磨刀洲) consist of two islands in Hong Kong, the East Brother (小磨刀洲) and the West Brother (大磨刀洲). A small island in the Adriatic sea An island is any piece of land smaller than a continent and larger than a rock, that is completely surrounded by water. ... 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 group of islands lie in the north of Lantau Island, midway between Chek Lap Kok (where Hong Kong International Airport is located), and Tuen Mun. Tsz Kan Chau (匙羮洲), a tiny island nearby, is often regarded as a member of the group. Lantau Island (based on its old name 爛頭島 lan tau do, lit. ... Chek Lap Kok (赤鱲角; pinyin: Chìliè Jiǎo; lit. ... Hong Kong International Airport Hong Kong International Airport (香港國際機場), popularly referred to as Chek Lap Kok Airport (赤鱲角機場 Pinyin: Chìliè Jiǎo, Red Perch Cape), is the international airport of Hong Kong. ... Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ...


The hills on the two islands were cut to avoid affecting aviation of the airport, but environmentalists complained that it damaged the habitat of the Chinese white dolphins. Environmentalism is activism aimed at improving the environment, particularly nature. ... Trinomial name Sousa chinensis chinensis The Chinese White Dolphin (中華白海豚) (Sousa chinensis chinensis) is a subspecies of the Indo-Pacific Hump-backed Dolphin and is one of eighty cetacean species. ...



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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