Districts of Hong Kong

The districts of Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港地區) are the 18 political areas of Hong Kong, a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China, that are geographically and administratively divided. Each district has a district council, formerly district boards, for which the boards were established in 1982,[1] when Hong Kong was under British rule. However, the districts have limited relevance to the population, as few public services operate according to district boundaries. The police,[2] fire services, health services, education and hospital authorities, and postal service[3] each define their own idiosyncratic geographic divisions.

Districts of Hong Kong
CategoryUnitary unit
Location Hong Kong
Number18 districts
Populations137,122 (Islands) – 607,544 (Sha Tin)
Areas10 km2 (4 sq mi) (Yau Tsim Mong) – 220 km2 (84 sq mi) (North)