Causeway Road

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Causeway Road
高士威道
Location Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°16′52″N 114°11′24″E / 22.2811°N 114.1899°E / 22.2811; 114.1899Coordinates: 22°16′52″N 114°11′24″E / 22.2811°N 114.1899°E / 22.2811; 114.1899

Causeway Road (Chinese: 高士威道; Cantonese Yale: gou1 si6 wai1 dou6) is a main road in Hong Kong. Situated in Causeway Bay, it joins Yee Wo Street in the west and King's Road. It is a boundary of Eastern District and Wan Chai District. North side of the road is Victoria Park in Eastern District while in the Wan Chai District in the south are Queen's College and Hong Kong Central Library.

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The road was evolved from a causeway across Causeway Bay (Tung Lo Wan) in the mid-19th century. Before the construction of the road, another road Tung Lo Wan Road was the only road connecting two side of the bay. In 1883, Hong Kong Government reclaimed the bay within the causeway and the causeway was renovated as Causeway along the sea shore. Its Cantonese name 高士威道 (ko sze wai dou) was after the English pronunciation of the road. Trams run to and from the embankment. In 1951, the north of road was reclaimed for Victoria Park.

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