North District (Hong Kong)

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North District
Day view of Long Valley in the North District
Day view of Long Valley in the North District
Official logo of North
Official emblem
Location of North within Hong Kong
Location of North within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°29′41″N 114°08′17″E / 22.49471°N 114.13812°E / 22.49471; 114.13812Coordinates: 22°29′41″N 114°08′17″E / 22.49471°N 114.13812°E / 22.49471; 114.13812
Country  Hong Kong
Region New Territories
Constituencies 16
 • District Council Chairman 蘇西智 So Sai-chi (DAB)
 • Total 168 km2 (65 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 280,730
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Website North District Council
North District
Traditional Chinese 北區
Simplified Chinese 北区
Cantonese Yale Bāk Kēui
Fanling New Town
Fanling Wai

North District (Chinese: 北區; Cantonese Yale: Bāk Kēui) is the northernmost district of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in the northwestern part of the New Territories. The new town of Fanling-Sheung Shui is within this district. It had a population of 298,657 in 2001. The district has the second lowest population density.

It borders with Shenzhen city with the Sham Chun River. Most major access points to Mainland China from Hong Kong lie in this district. The North District is about 168 km² in area.


According to statistics, 70% of the population lives in the public estates in the new town of Fanling-Sheung Shui. 40,000 villagers living around the two centres and another two rural towns Sha Tau Kok and Ta Kwu Ling, account for almost all residents in the district.

Islands of the district[edit]


The northern end of the Wilson Trail hiking path is located in the North District. The trail ends at Nam Chung.


North District is served by MTR East Rail Line, Fanling Highway, San Tin Highway and Sha Tau Kok Road.

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