Tsuen Wan New Town
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|Tsuen Wan New Town|
View of Tsuen Wan New Town from Nina Tower.
Tsuen Wan New Town is a new town in Hong Kong. It spans over Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and the eastern part of Tsing Yi Island. Traditionally, the officials[who?] of Tsuen Wan managed the area of proper Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi Island, Ma Wan and Northeast Lantau Island.
In 1982 the Tsuen Wan District was formed under District Administration Scheme. In 1985, with the explosion of population in the new town, the district was spun off from Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi to form the new Kwai Tsing District. Thus, the town is now under two administrative districts.
Its total development area is about 24 square kilometres (9.3 sq mi). The population of the new town is approximately 801,800 and reaches the planned capacity.
Although Tsuen Wan New Town belongs to New Territories, it is also considered to be a part of Hong Kong metro area, like Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. It is because the town was early developed and is not separated geographically from Kowloon by hills or mountains. Also, there are no New Territories taxis providing service in Tsuen Wan New Town except at Tsuen Wan Station and Tsing Yi Station, unlike other new towns in New Territories. In the latest official reports, Kwai Chung New Town and Tsing Yi New Town are separated from Tsuen Wan New Town.
- Hayes, James (1993). Tsuen Wan: growth of a 'new town' and its people. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-585166-3.
- Civil Engineering and Development Department: Tsuen Wan New Town
- New Territories Development Department: Hong Kong's New Towns: Tsuen Wan
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