Yau Tsim Mong District

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Yau Tsim Mong
District
Official logo of Yau Tsim Mong
Official emblem
Location of Yau Tsim Mong within Hong Kong
Location of Yau Tsim Mong within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°19′17″N 114°10′21″E / 22.32138°N 114.17260°E / 22.32138; 114.17260Coordinates: 22°19′17″N 114°10′21″E / 22.32138°N 114.17260°E / 22.32138; 114.17260
Country China
Special administrative region Hong Kong
Constituencies 16
Government
 • District Council Chairman Chung Kong-mo (DAB)
 • District Officer Vicki KWOK WONG Wing-ki
Area
 • Total 6.55 km2 (2.53 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 280,548
 • Density 43,000/km2 (110,000/sq mi)
Time zone Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Website Yau Tsim Mong District Council
Tsim Sha Tsui
Nathan Road, a major thoroughfare of Yau Tsim Mong District

Yau Tsim Mong District (simplified Chinese: 油尖旺区; traditional Chinese: 油尖旺區; pinyin: Yóujiānwàng Qū, Jyutping: jau4 zim1 wong6 keoi1) is one of 18 districts of Hong Kong, located on western Kowloon peninsula. It is the core urban area of Kowloon. The district has the third highest population density of all districts. The 2006 By-Census recorded the total population of Yau Tsim Mong District at 280,548.

Formerly two districts, the Yau Tsim District and Mong Kok District, it was combined in 1994 as an acronym of three of its major areas: Yau Ma Tei, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Mong Kok.

Areas within the district include[edit]

Kowloon Peninsula (West)
Tai Kok Tsui Prince Edward
MTR Olympic
Station
Mong Kok
Mong Kok West Yau Ma Tei
MTR Kowloon
Station
Jordan
Kwun Chung
King's Park
Sea Tsim Sha Tsui Tsim Sha Tsui East

Transportation[edit]

MTR[edit]

Six MTR lines serve this district: the Tsuen Wan Line, Kwun Tong Line, Tung Chung Line, East Rail Line, West Rail Line and the Airport Express.

  • Tsuen Wan Line and Kwun Tong Line converge from the north at Prince Edward Station, then Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei where Kwun Tong Line terminates. Tsuen Wan Line continued to Jordan and Tsim Sha Tsui stations before crossing the harbour to Hong Kong Island.
  • Tung Chung Line has two stations along the west coast: Kowloon near Jordan and Olympic near Tai Kok Tsui. The former station is also served by the Airport Express.
  • East Rail Line has a station in Mong Kok East, while Hung Hom is on the boundary between Yau Tsim Mong and Kowloon City districts.
  • As for the West Rail Line, an extension has been opened to East Tsim Sha Tsui station, with a sub-surface passenger walkway to Tsim Sha Tsui Station on the Tsuen Wan Line. All three MTR stations in this district sees (and will see) some trains terminating. East Tsim Sha Tsui used to be served by the East Rail Line until it was transferred to the West Rail Line in 2009. Now the West Rail Line and East Rail Line interchange at Hung Hom.

Major roads[edit]

Universities[edit]

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