Southern District, Hong Kong


Southern District
Day view of Ap Lei Chau and Aberdeen in the Southern District
Day view of Ap Lei Chau and Aberdeen in the Southern District
Location of Southern District within Hong Kong
Location of Southern District within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°14′50″N114°09′32″E / 22.24725°N 114.15884°E / 22.24725; 114.15884Coordinates: 22°14′50″N114°09′32″E / 22.24725°N 114.15884°E / 22.24725; 114.15884
Country   People's Republic of China
Special Administrative Region   Hong Kong
Constituencies 17
 • District Council Chairman Mr Lo Kin-Hei
 • District Council Vice-Chairman Mr Paul Zimmerman
 • District Officer Mr. Cheng Kong-Chung, JP
 • Total 38.8 km2 (15.0 sq mi)
 • Total 274,994
 • Density 7,100/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
Largest neighbourhood by population Ap Lei Chau (86,752 – 2016 est)[2]
Website Southern District Council
Southern District
Traditional Chinese 南區
Simplified Chinese 南区
Literal meaning Southern District

The Southern District is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island. It had a population of 274,994 in 2016.[3]

Geography [ edit ]

Repulse Bay
Pok Fu Lam Village

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.[4] 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.

Residential areas [ edit ]

The residents of Southern District vary from the Chinese majority to the community of expats. The eastern half containing areas such as Stanley and Repulse Bay is especially popular among expats and affluent locals because of the combination of its close proximity to Central and the wholesome environment. The western half of Southern district is more urbanized and areas such as Aberdeen containing more housing developments than the eastern half.

Large private housing estates in the district include: Baguio Villa, Chi Fu Fa Yuen, Aberdeen Centre, South Horizons, Bel-Air Residence, Redhill Peninsula and Hong Kong Parkview.

Areas and attractions [ edit ]

The district includes the following areas:

Islands of the district:

Tourist attractions within the district include Aberdeen's floating restaurants and fishing harbour; the Ocean Park; the swimming beach of Repulse Bay; The Home of Teresa Teng; the souvenir market and, formerly, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum at Stanley.

Transportation [ edit ]

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 to help serve the western half of the area. There are currently no proposed routes to Stanley or Repulse Bay due to the large number of buses that serve those destinations.

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "District Profiles | 2016 Population" (in English and Chinese). Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong Government. 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  2. ^ District Profiles, Hong Kong Government, 8 December 2017, retrieved 15 April 2020
  3. ^ "District Profiles | 2016 Population By-census". Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Southern District Council - District Highlights". Retrieved 13 January 2020.

External links [ edit ]

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