- Southern District, Hong Kong
Infobox HK District
official_name = Southern District
map_caption = Location in
leader_title = District Officer
leader_name = Ms.
Eva Yam, JP
constituencies = 17
area_total = 38.8
population_as_of = 2006
population_total = 275,162 | population_density = 7,083
website = [http://www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/south/english/welcome.htm Southern District Council]
The Southern District is one of the 18 districts of
Hong Kong, China. It is located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island. It had a population of 290,240 in 2001.
The Southern District faces the
South China Seaat the south, and is backed by hills and reservoirs, designated as Country Parks, at the north. The eastern half of the district is semi-rural, with some of Hong Kong's most popular beaches. The western half of the district is partly residential and partly industrial.
The residents of Southern District vary from the Chinese majority to the community of expats. The eastern half containing areas such as Stanley and Repulse Bay is especially popular among expats and affluent locals because of the combination of its close proximity to Central and the wholesome environment. The western half of Southern district is more urbanized and areas such as Aberdeen containing more housing developments than the eastern half.
Areas and attractions
The district includes the following areas:
Ap Lei Chau, an island connected to Aberdeen by a bridge
Cape D'Aguilar, where Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserveis located in.
Deep Water Bay
Pok Fu Lam
* Repulse Bay
Islands of the district:
Ap Lei Chau, or Aberdeen Island
Ap Lei Pai
Kau Pei Chau(狗脾洲)
Lung Shan Pai(龍山排)
* Middle Island (熨波洲, Tong Po Chau)
Ng Fan Chau(五分洲)
* Round Island (銀洲)
Tai Tau Chau(大頭洲)
Tourist attractions within the district include Aberdeen's floating restaurants and fishing harbour; the Ocean Park; the swimming beach of Repulse Bay; and the souvenir market at Stanley.
It is served by
Pok Fu Lam Road, Aberdeen Tunnel, Wong Nai Chung Gap Roadand Tai Tam Road. The proposed MTR West Island Lineand South Island Linewill also be built to help serve the western half of the area. There are currently no proposed routes to Stanley or Repulse Bay due to the large number of buses that serve those destinations.
List of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong
* [http://www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/south/english/welcome.htm Southern District Council]
* [http://www.eac.gov.hk/pdf/distco/2007dc/dc2007d1.pdf List and map of electoral constituencies 1 (large PDF file)]
* [http://www.eac.gov.hk/pdf/distco/2007dc/dc2007d2.pdf List and map of electoral constituencies 2 (large PDF file)]
* [http://www.oceanpark.com.hk/ Hong Kong Ocean Park]
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