Kat O

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Location of Kat O in Hong Kong.
Coastal Residences.
The pier of Kat O. The harbour cranes visible in the background are in Shenzhen.
Tin Hau Temple on Kat O.

Kat O (Chinese: 吉澳, Hakka: ket au) or Crooked Island is an island of Hong Kong located in the north-east of the territory. Administratively, it is part of North District.

Hong Kong Marine Police station on Kat O.

Geography[edit]

Kat O is located in the west of Mirs Bay.[1] With an area of 2.35 km²,[2] it is the largest island in North District, the second largest being Wong Wan Chau (Double Island).[3] Neighbouring islands include: Ap Chau, Ngo Mei Chau (Crescent Island), Pak Sha Chau (Round Island), Wong Wan Chau. The village of Tung O (東澳) is located on its northwest coast.[3] Its highest point is Kai Kung Leng (雞公嶺), 122 m above sea level.[1]

History[edit]

Kat O was once a major fishing market in Hong Kong.[4]

Built heritage[edit]

The Tin Hau Temple at Kat O was built in 1763.[5] It is listed as a Grade III historic building.[6]

Conservation[edit]

Kat O is part of the Plover Cove (Extension) Country Park since 1979.[7]

Kat O Geoheritage Centre at No.142, Kat O Main Street, Kat O, was opened in 2010[8] by Kat O villagers, voluntary groups and the government to raise public awareness of geo-conservation, as part of the Hong Kong Geopark.[9]

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Coordinates: 22°32′28″N 114°17′43.9″E / 22.54111°N 114.295528°E / 22.54111; 114.295528