Tai Po District

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Tai Po District
District
Official logo of Tai Po District
Official emblem
Location of Tai Po District within Hong Kong
Location of Tai Po District within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°27′03″N 114°09′51″E / 22.45085°N 114.16422°E / 22.45085; 114.16422Coordinates: 22°27′03″N 114°09′51″E / 22.45085°N 114.16422°E / 22.45085; 114.16422
Country  Hong Kong
Region New Territories
Constituencies 19
Government
 • District Council Chairman Cheung Hok-ming (DAB)
Area
 • Total 148.05 km2 (57.16 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 293,542
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Time zone Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Website Tai Po District Council
Tai Po District
Traditional Chinese 大埔區
Simplified Chinese 大埔区
Junction of Kwong Fuk Road and Wan Tau Street, Tai Po
Spiral Lookout Tower at Tai Po Waterfront Park


Tai Po District (Chinese: 大埔區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It covers the areas of Tai Po, Tai Po Kau, Ting Kok, Plover Cove and its exclave is northern part of Sai Kung Peninsula on both shores of Tolo Channel. It is located in the Eastern New Territories. The administrative centre of the district is Tai Po Town (the Tai Po New Town).

Like Yuen Long, the area of Tai Po used to be a traditional market town. Tai Po New Town, developed around the area of Tai Po and on reclaimed land on the estuaries of Lam Tsuen and Tai Po rivers. It had a population of 310,879 in 2001. The district has the third lowest population density.

Geography[edit]

Lam Tsuen River Tai Po is located in the north of Hong Kong, northeast of Sha Tin. Even though the Tai Po Industrial Estate is located in the district, it is still one of the most unpolluted districts in Hong Kong. Tai Po's population density is considerably lower than Kowloon's, having many old, small villages in the mountains.

Islands[edit]

In addition to the mainland part of the district, the following islands of Hong Kong are under the jurisdiction of Tai Po District:

Tai Po FC[edit]

Tai Po FC is the first district football team ever to make it to the Hong Kong First Division League among the 19 district football sides from the Hong Kong Third District Division League. The club plays its home games at Tai Po Sports Ground and has since won the 2008-09 Hong Kong FA Cup. See: Tai Po FC

Spa Resort Development[edit]

There is plan to develop a spa hotel resort at Ting Kok, near Tai Mei Tuk. The site will occupy 61,000 sq m and has no more than 230 hotel rooms. Tai Po District councilor Yam Kai-Kong admits the benefits from tourism and job opportunities will be good but he is also concerned about the mangroves and increased traffic in the area.[1]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Hong Kong Note Printing Limited, which prints all the bank notes in Hong Kong, is located in the Tai Po Industrial Estate, an industrial area of light industries (food processing, printing, etc.). Also located in Tai Po:

Transport[edit]

This district is served by the Tolo Highway, MTR East Rail Line (Tai Po Market and Tai Wo)along with, Ma On Shan Line (Wu Kai Sha)and Tai Po Road. Direct bus routes are available to majority area of Hong Kong. Examples are:

Destination Bus route(s)
Yuen Long Town 64K, 64P
Tai Po Market MTR Station, Tai Po Town 71A, 71K, 71S, K12, K14, K17, K18
Fu Heng Estate 71B
Cheung Sha Wan 72, 272P
Sha Tin Town, Tai Po Town 72A, 73A, N270
Mong Kok 72X
Sheung Shui Town, Fanling Town 73, 73A, N270
Tsuen Wan Town 73X, 273C, 273P
Kwun Tong 74A, 74X
San Mun Tsai 74K
Tai Mei Tuk 75K
Kowloon City, Lok Fu, Wong Tai Sin 75X
Tsim Sha Tsui 271, 271P, N271
Hong Kong Science Park 272K
The Hong Kong Institute of Education 275, 275S
Airport E41, N42A
Hong Kong Island 307, 307P,307a,307b

References[edit]

  1. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))大埔汀角打造水療中心 Oriental Daily. 4 January 2011.

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