North District, Hong Kong


North District is the northernmost district of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in the northeastern part of the New Territories. The new town of Fanling–Sheung Shui is within this district. It had a population of 298,657 in 2001. The district has the second lowest population density in Hong Kong.

North

北區
North District
Day view of Long Valley in the North District
Location of North within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°29′41″N 114°08′17″E
Country Hong Kong
RegionNew Territories
Constituencies16
Government
  District Council ChairmanLaw Ting-Tak (Independent)
  District Council Vice-ChairmanChan Yuk-Ming
Area
  Total168 km2 (65 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
  Total315,270
  Density1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
WebsiteNorth District Council
North District
Traditional Chinese北區
Simplified Chinese北区
JyutpingBak1 Keoi1
Fanling New Town
Fanling Wai

It borders with Shenzhen city with the Sham Chun River. Most major access points to Mainland China from Hong Kong lie in this district. The North District is about 168 km2 (65 sq mi) in area.

Demographics


According to statistics, 70% of the district population lives in the public estates in the Fanling–Sheung Shui New Town. 40,000 villagers living around the two town centres and the main rural towns (Sha Tau Kok and Ta Kwu Ling) account for most residents in the district.

Islands of the district


  • A Chau (鴉洲)
  • Ap Chau Mei Pak Tun Pai (鴨洲尾白墩排)
  • Ap Chau Pak Tun Pai (鴨洲白墩排)
  • Ap Chau (鴨洲, Robinson Island)
  • Ap Lo Chun (鴨螺春)
  • Ap Tan Pai (鴨蛋排)
  • Ap Tau Pai (鴨兜排)
  • Chap Mo Chau (執毛洲)
  • Cheung Shek Tsui (長石咀)
  • Fu Wong Chau (虎王洲)
  • Fun Chau (墳洲)
  • Hung Pai (紅排)
  • Kat O Chau (吉澳洲, Crooked Island)
  • Ko Pai (高排)
  • Kok Tai Pai (角大排)
  • Lan Shuen Pei (爛樹排)
  • Lo Chi Pai (鷀鸕排)
  • Ngo Mei Chau (娥眉洲, Crescent Island)
  • Pak Ka Chau (筆架洲)
  • Pak Sha Chau (白沙洲, Round Island)
  • Pat Ka Chau (筆架洲)
  • Sai Ap Chau (細鴨洲)
  • Sha Pai (沙排)
  • Shau Kei Pai (筲箕排)
  • Sheung Pai (雙排)
  • Shui Cham Tsui Pai (水浸咀排)
  • Siu Nim Chau (小稔洲)
  • Ta Ho Pai (打蠔排)
  • Tai Nim Chau (大稔洲)
  • Tsing Chau (青洲, Table Island)
  • Wong Nai Chau (黃泥洲)
  • Wong Nai Chau (黃泥洲)
  • Wong Wan Chau (往灣洲, Double Island)
  • Wu Chau (烏洲)
  • Wu Pai (烏排)
  • Wu Yeung Chau Pai (湖洋洲排)
  • Yan Chau (印洲)
  • Yeung Chau (洋洲)

Miscellaneous


The northern end of the Wilson Trail hiking path is located in the North District. The trail ends at Nam Chung.

Transport


North District is served by the East Rail line, Fanling Highway, San Tin Highway and Sha Tau Kok Road.

MTR Stations

Border crossings

See also