Kowloon City District

Kowloon City District is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in the city of Kowloon. It had a population of 381,352 in 2001, and increased to 418,732 in 2016.[4] The district has the third most educated residents while its residents enjoy the highest income in Kowloon. It borders all the other districts in Kowloon, with Kwun Tong district to the east, Wong Tai Sin district to its northeast, Sham Shui Po district to its northwest, and Yau Tsim Mong district to its southwest.

Kowloon City
九龍城區
Kowloon City District
Location of Kowloon City District within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°19′42″N 114°11′30″E
Country Hong Kong
RegionKowloon
Constituencies25
Government
  District OfficerMrs Tso Man Kwan, JP[1]
  District Council ChairmanMr Siu Leong-Sing
  District Council Vice-ChairwomanDr Kwong Po-Yin
Area
  Total9.97 km2 (3.85 sq mi)
Population
 (2016[2])
  Total418,732
  Density42,000/km2 (110,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
Largest neighbourhood by populationMa Tau Kok (53,800 – 2016 est)[3]
WebsiteKowloon City District Council
Kowloon City District
Traditional Chinese九龍城區
Simplified Chinese九龙城区
JyutpingGau2lung4 sing4 keoi1

Kowloon City district covers approximately area of 1,000 hectares, and is mainly a residential area with the majority of its population living 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.[5] It is the only district that incorporated into the land of Hong Kong in different stages (Convention of Peking, Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory and the demolition of the Kowloon Walled City)

The district includes many notable areas of Kowloon, such as Ho Man Tin, Hung Hom, Kai Tak Airport, Kowloon Tong, Ma Tau Wai, To Kwa Wan, and Whampoa Garden, and the proper Kowloon City, from where it derives its namesake.