Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau (lit. "Long Island") is an island 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) southwest of Hong Kong Island. It is nicknamed the 'dumbbell island (啞鈴島)' due to its shape. It has been inhabited for longer than most other places in Hong Kong, and had a population of 22,740 as of 2011.[1] Administratively, it is part of the Islands District.

Cheung Chau
Cheung Chau (2013)
LocationSouthwest of Hong Kong
Coordinates22°12′38″N 114°01′44″E
Area2.46 km2 (0.95 sq mi)
Highest elevation95 m (312 ft)
DistrictIslands District
Population22,740 (2011)
Pop. density9,882.93/km2 (25596.67/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsBritish and Hong Konger (total 95.58%)
Cheung Chau
Traditional Chinese長洲
Simplified Chinese长洲
The village of Cheung Chau, viewed from the north. The bay of Tung Wan is on the left and Cheung Chau Typhoon Shelter is on the right.