Day view of Long Valley in the North District
Location of North within Hong Kong
|o District Council Chairman||Law Ting-Tak (Independent)|
|o District Council Vice-Chairman||Chan Yuk-Ming|
|o Total||168 km2 (65 sq mi)|
|o Density||1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)|
|Website||North District Council|
North District is the northernmost district of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in the northeastern 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 in Hong Kong.
According to statistics, 70% of the district population lives in the public estates in the Fanling-Sheung Shui New Town. 40,000 villagers living around the two town centres and the main rural towns (Sha Tau Kok and Ta Kwu Ling) account for most residents in the district.