Central and Western District

The Central and Western District (Chinese: 中西區; Cantonese Yale: Jūngsāi Kēui) located on northwestern part of Hong Kong Island is one of the 18 administrative districts of Hong Kong. It had a population of 243,266 in 2016. The district has the most educated residents with the second highest income and the third lowest population due to its relatively small size.

Central and Western
中西區
Central and Western District
Day view of the Central and Western District skyline
Location within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°17′12″N 114°09′18″E
Country Hong Kong
RegionHong Kong Island
DivisionHong Kong Island
Government
  District OfficerMr Leung Chi-Ki, JP[1]
  District Council ChairwomanMrs Cheng Lai-King
  District Council Vice-ChairmanMr Yeung Sui-Yin, Victor
Area
  Total12.52 km2 (4.83 sq mi)
  Land12.40 km2 (4.79 sq mi)
  Water.12 km2 (0.05 sq mi)  1%
Population
 (2016)
  Total243,266[2]
Time zoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
Largest neighbourhood by populationKennedy Town (62,272 – 2016 est)[3]
WebsiteCentral and Western District
Central and Western District
Traditional Chinese中西區
Simplified Chinese中西区
JyutpingZung1 sai1 keoi1
Literal meaningCentral Western District

Central is the central business district and the core urban area of Hong Kong. Western District covers Shek Tong Tsui, Kennedy Town, Sai Ying Pun, parts of Lung Fu Shan. The district was part of City of Victoria, the earliest urban settlement in colonial Hong Kong.