Tai Po District

Tai Po District is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. The suburban[2] district covers the areas of Tai Po New Town (including area such as Tai Po Market, Tai Po Old Market, Tai Po Tau, Tai Po Kau, Hong Lok Yuen, Ting Kok and Plover Cove), Lam Tsuen Valley and other surrounding area, and its exclave in the northern part of the Sai Kung Peninsula. The Tai Po proper and North Sai Kung, was divided by the Tolo Channel and Tolo Harbour (Tai Po Hoi). The District is located in the Eastern New Territories. The de facto administrative centre of the district is Tai Po New Town.

Tai Po
Tai Po District
Day view of Tai Po in the Tai Po District (2017)
Location of Tai Po District within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°27′03″N 114°09′51″E
Country Hong Kong
RegionNew Territories
  District Council ChairmanKwan Wing-yip
  District Council Vice-ChairmanLau Yung-Wai
  District OfficerEunice Chan[1]
  Total148.05 km2 (57.16 sq mi)
  Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
WebsiteWebpage of the executive branch of Tai Po District government
Tai Po District
Traditional Chinese大埔區
Simplified Chinese大埔区
JyutpingDaai6 bou3 keoi1
Junction of Kwong Fuk Road and Wan Tau Street, Tai Po

Like Yuen Long, the area of Tai Po used to be a traditional market town. Tai Po New Town, a satellite town, developed around the area of Tai Po and on reclaimed land on the estuaries of Lam Tsuen and Tai Po rivers. It had a population of 310,879 in 2001.[citation needed][needs update] The district has the third lowest population density in Hong Kong.[citation needed][needs update]