Tuen Mun New Town

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Tuen Mun New Town
Tuen Mun
Tuen Mun
Nickname(s): Castle Peak
SAR  Hong Kong
District Tuen Mun District
 • Type District Council
 • Chairman Lau Wong-fat, GBM, GBS, JP
 • City 19 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • City 486,000
 • Density 26,000/km2 (66,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 486,000
Time zone Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Website www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/tm/tc
Mean solar time   UTC+08
View of Tuen Mun New Town and Kau Keng Shan from Castle Peak.
Tuen Mun Town center

Tuen Mun New Town (Chinese: 屯門新市鎮) is a new town developed by Hong Kong Government in Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong in the 1970s. At the time of planning in 1965, the satellite town, as new towns were then known, was named Castle Peak.[citation needed]

The development model is similar to Sha Tin New Town, constructed around a town centre (Tuen Mun Town Centre).

However, jobs and public facilities in the town are inadequate, just as in Tin Shui Wai New Town, certain social problems like low income, juvenile problems, drug abuse, controversies in use of public places, such as noise problems due to playing musical instruments in Tuen Mun Town Park.[citation needed]

Coordinates: 22°23′35″N 113°58′39″E / 22.393°N 113.9775°E / 22.393; 113.9775