Wong Tai Sin District
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Wong Tai Sin District

Wong Tai Sin

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Wong Tai Sin District
Day view of San Po Kong in the Wong Tai Sin District
Day view of San Po Kong in the Wong Tai Sin District
Location of Wong Tai Sin within Hong Kong
Location of Wong Tai Sin within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°20?01?N 114°11?49?E / 22.33353°N 114.19686°E / 22.33353; 114.19686Coordinates: 22°20?01?N 114°11?49?E / 22.33353°N 114.19686°E / 22.33353; 114.19686
Country Hong Kong
RegionKowloon
Constituencies25
Government
 o District Council ChairmanHui Kam-shing (ADPL)
 o District Council Vice-ChairmanWong Yat-Yuk
 o District OfficerWilliam Shiu
Area
 o Total9.36 km2 (3.61 sq mi)
Population
(2011[1])
 o Total420,183
 o Density45,000/km2 (120,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
Largest neighbourhood by populationTsz Wan Shan (80,935 - 2016 est)[2]
WebsiteWong Tai Sin District Council
Wong Tai Sin District
Traditional Chinese?
Simplified Chinese?
Literal meaningbig yellow immortal district

Wong Tai Sin District is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is the only fully landlocked district in Hong Kong. It is located in Kowloon, and is the northernmost district in Kowloon. It borders the districts of Kwun Tong to its southeast, Kowloon City to its southwest, Sai Kung to its east, and Sha Tin to its north.

Geography

The district contains the areas of Diamond Hill, Wang Tau Hom, Lok Fu, Chuk Yuen, Wong Tai Sin, Tsz Wan Shan, Fung Wong, Choi Hung and Choi Wan, an area that includes several major public housing estates.

Demographics

Wong Tai Sin District has a population of 444,630 (2001 figures). The district has the least educated residents with the lowest income, the oldest residents and the second highest population density. Over 85% of the district's residents live in public housing.

Religion

The district derives its name from the Wong Tai Sin Temple, dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, which is located there. The district is also the location of the Chi Lin Nunnery, built in the Tang Dynasty style, a popular tourist attraction.

Education

Schools in Wong Tai Sin District include:

  • Our Lady's Primary School (?), established in 1953
  • Wong Tai Sin Catholic Primary School (), established in 1962.
  • Bishop Walsh Primary School (?), established in 1963.
  • Baptist Rainbow Primary School (?), established in 1984.

Transport

Wong Tai Sin is served by Lung Cheung Road and the Kwun Tong line of the MTR metro system. The stations are Lok Fu, Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill and Choi Hung. The old airport was located just behind this district.

Gallery

Several public housing estates located in Wong Tai Sin
Diamond Hill

See also

References

  1. ^ "2011 Population Census: Summary Results" (in English and Chinese). Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong Government. 2011. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Summary of Provisional Recommendations for Wong Tai Sin District (PDF), Hong Kong Government, July 2019, retrieved 2020

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