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Islands District, Hong Kong

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The Islands District is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is part of the New Territories. Population (2000): 87,800.

Hong Kong consists of a peninsula and 236 islands. The Islands District consists of some twenty large and small islands which lie to the south and south-west of Hong Kong.

With an area that is 16 % of that of Hong Kong and a population of approximately only 90,000 (1.3 % of Hong Kong) the Islands District is the largest in terms of area and also the least populated. It is therefore the district with by far the lowest population density of ca. 500 per sq.km.

Many islands of Hong Kong are actually not part of the district. Most notably, Hong Kong Island contains four districts itself. The term outlying islands tend to refer to the islands of the Islands District.

The outlying islands are notable for a more relaxed and green way of life than that of Hong Kong island and Kowloon Peninsula.

Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island are connected to the mainland with bridges and tunnels.

Islands of the District include:

See also: List of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong

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