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District Highlights

Background

Old Kai Tak Airport
Old Kai Tak Airport

Covering an area of approximately 1,000 hectares, the Kowloon City District is chiefly a residential area accommodating a population of about 417,800. The majority of its population dwells in private sector housing, including old tenement buildings, private residential developments and low-rise villas, while the rest of them mainly live in public rental housing and the Home Ownership Scheme estates.

Characteristics

Though predominantly residential in nature, the district has a fair share of commercial and industrial functions. Commercial activities abound in the bustling streets in Kowloon City as well as in the shopping malls of Whampoa Garden and public housing estates within the district, whereas industrial activities are largely confined to the Tokwawan and Hunghom sub-districts.

With over 200 kindergartens, primary/secondary schools and tertiary institutions, the Kowloon City District has the highest concentration of schools in the territory. The Hong Kong Baptist University and the Open University of Hong Kong are located in the district. There is also a wide range of cultural and recreational facilities, such as the Ko Shan Theatre, the Kowloon Central Library, the Kowloon Tsai Park-cum-Swimming Pool and the Ho Man Tin Sports Centre, to cater for various recreational needs of the local residents.

Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Baptist University

Walled City Park

Walled City Park
Walled City Park

The Kowloon City District is a very distinctive place. Its Kowloon Walled City was one of the earliest developments in the territory. In 1993, the Walled City was reconstructed as the Walled City Park where many relics of historical value have been preserved. After years of development, there are now a 5-star hotel and large private housing estates within the district. The removal of the airport in 1998 has also spared a vast piece of land at the northern shore of the Victoria Harbour with high potential for redevelopment. Infrastructural projects in the redevelopment area are underway and the Kowloon City District will surely experience drastic changes in the near future.

Remarks : The figure is quoted from 'Population and Household Statistics Analysed by District Council District (2017 Edition)' published by the Census and Statistics Department on 29 March 2018.)