Southern District (Hong Kong)

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Southern District
District
Official logo of Southern District
Official emblem
Location of Southern District within Hong Kong
Location of Southern District within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°14′50″N 114°09′32″E / 22.24725°N 114.15884°E / 22.24725; 114.15884Coordinates: 22°14′50″N 114°09′32″E / 22.24725°N 114.15884°E / 22.24725; 114.15884
Country China
Special administrative region Hong Kong
Constituencies 17
Government
 • District Officer Ms. Eva Yam, JP
 • District Council Chairman Chan Ching-hong
Area
 • Total 38.8 km2 (15.0 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 275,162
 • Density 7,100/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Time zone Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Website Southern District Council
Southern District
Traditional Chinese 南區
Simplified Chinese 南区

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 290,240 in 2001. This district has the fourth lowest population of Hong Kong.

Geography[edit]

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.

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.

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 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.

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