Yau Tsim Mong District

Yau Tsim Mong District is one of 18 districts of Hong Kong, located on the western part of Kowloon Peninsula. It is the core urban area of Kowloon. The district has the second highest population density of all districts, at 49,115/km².[3] The 2016 By-Census recorded the total population of Yau Tsim Mong District at 342,970.[3]

Yau Tsim Mong

Yau Tsim Mong District
Location of Yau Tsim Mong within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°19′17″N 114°10′21″E
Country Hong Kong
  District Council ChairmanLam Kin Man (Independent)
  District Council Vice-ChairmanYu Tak Po
  District OfficerAron Laura Liang
  Density44,045/km2 (114,080/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
Largest neighbourhood by populationTai Kok Tsui (49,668 – 2016 est)[2]
WebsiteYau Tsim Mong District Council
Yau Tsim Mong District
Traditional Chinese油尖旺區
Nathan Road, a major thoroughfare of Yau Tsim Mong District
Tsim Sha Tsui East

Yau Tsim Mong District contains the urban areas of Yau Ma Tei, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Mong Kok.[4] Formerly two districts, the Yau Tsim District and Mong Kok District, it was combined in 1994. Its name is an acronym of the three aforementioned major areas.


The district was once called Yau Ma Tei District. It was renamed Yau Tsim District from 1 April 1988 to "remove any misconception that Tsim Sha Tsui was an administrative district separate from Yau Ma Tei".[5]

Yau Tsim District and Mong Kok District were merged in 1994 to form the new Yau Tsim Mong District.

Areas within the district include

Kowloon Peninsula (West)
Tai Kok Tsui Prince Edward
MTR Olympic
Mong Kok
Mong Kok West Yau Ma Tei
MTR Kowloon
Kwun Chung
King's Park
Sea Tsim Sha Tsui Tsim Sha Tsui East



Six MTR lines serve this district: the Tsuen Wan line, Kwun Tong line, Tung Chung line, East Rail line, Tuen Ma line and the Airport Express.

Major roads



Schools in Yau Tsim Mong district include:

  • Mount Kelly Hong Kong

See also


  1. "2011 Population Census - Fact Sheet for Yau Tsim Mong District Council District" (PDF). Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  2. District Profiles, Hong Kong Government, 8 December 2017, retrieved 15 April 2020
  3. "Yau Tsim Mong (District Council, Hong Kong) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  4. "Yau Tsim Mong | Hong Kong Tourism Board". www.discoverhongkong.com. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  5. "Rename for Yau Ma Tei". South China Morning Post. 19 March 1988. p. 3.