Origins of names of cities and towns in Hong Kong

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Origins of names of cities and towns in Hong Kong

City Language Origins Meaning Named for Named by
Victoria City English person Victoria of the United Kingdom
Kowloon Chinese geographic nine dragons or nine hills Emperor Bing of Song
delhi Chinese geographic shallow bay
Sha Tin New Town Cantonese Chinese geographic sandy field
Tuen Mun New Town Chinese geographic largest village
Tai Po New Town Hakka Chinese big step
Yuen Long New Town
Fanling Powdery peak
Sheung Shui New Town
Tseung Kwan O New Town Chinese General's Bay
Tin Shui Wai New Town
North Lantau New Town Chinese North Ragged Town
Aberdeen Harbour English bay named for a person The 4th Earl of Aberdeen
Cheung Chau Chinese long island
Discovery Bay English
Kennedy Town English person Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy
Kwun Tong Chinese government's pond Koon Fu salt yards
Lei Yue Mun Chinese carp's channel
Ma Wan Chinese Horse Bay
Mui Wo Chinese thing plum nest
Peng Chau Chinese
Sai Kung Town Chinese
Sha Tau Kok Chinese sandy head point
Shek O Chinese place rocky bay
Sok Kwu Wan Chinese
Stanley English person Lord Stanley
Tai O Chinese
Yung Shue Wan Chinese

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