Kwun Tong District

Kwun Tong is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in Kowloon, and is the easternmost and southernmost district in Kowloon. It had a population of 648,541 in 2016. The district has the second highest population in Hong Kong, after Sha Tin District, while the income is below average. Kwun Tong District borders Sai Kung District to the east, Wong Tai Sin District to the north, and Kowloon City District to the west. To the south is Victoria Harbour, and the Eastern District directly across on Hong Kong Island.

Kwun Tong
觀塘區
Kwun Tong District
Left-right from top: Industrial Area of Kwun Tong, Residential Apartments in Yau Tong, Sam Ka Tsuen Typhoon Shelter, Kwun Tong Ferry Pier, Kwun Tong line Tracks, Kwun Tong Waterfront, A380 entering Kwun Tong station
Location of Kwun Tong District within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°18′48″N 114°13′33″E
Country Hong Kong
RegionKowloon
Constituencies35
Government
  District OfficerMr.Steve TSE, JP[1]
  District Council ChairmanChoy Chak-Hong
  District Council Vice-ChairmanMok Kin-Shing
Area
  Total11.05 km2 (4.27 sq mi)
Population
 (2016[2])
  Total648,541
  Density59,000/km2 (150,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
Largest neighbourhood by populationKwun Tong (161,884 – 2016 est)[3]
WebsiteKwun Tong District Council
Kwun Tong District
Traditional Chinese觀塘區
Simplified Chinese观塘区
JyutpingGun1tong4 keoi1

It is the most densely populated district in Hong Kong, at 55,000 per km², but it is also one of the largest industrial areas in Hong Kong. Kwun Tong District is known for its industry, with factories built during the 1950s; they were mainly located in Kowloon Bay, Kwun Tong, and Yau Tong. Since the relocation of the manufacturing industry, Kwun Tong district has seen a rise of commercial buildings, such as APM Millennium City 5. Kwun Tong is served by six stations on the Kwun Tong line: Yau Tong (also on the Tseung Kwan O line), Lam Tin, Kwun Tong, Ngau Tau Kok and Kowloon Bay.

Pollution, poverty and ageing population remain concerns for the district. According to a statistical figures of 2001, the proportion of poor and elderly people in this district is 22.6% and 15.5% respectively. Furthermore, the number of poor people living in this district is 124,803, which is the highest in Hong Kong.