Islands District, Hong Kongdistricts of Hong Kong. It is part of the New Territories. Population (2000): 87,800.
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:
- Ap Chau (?)
- Cheung Chau
- Hei Ling Chau (?)
- Kat O Chau (Crooked Island) (?)
- Lamma Island
- Lantau Island (by far the largest part of the district)
- Ma Shi Chau (?)
- Peng Chau
- Ping Chau (?)
- Po Toi Islands
- Sek Kwu Chau (?)
- Soko Islands (?)
- Siu A Chau
- Tai A Chau
- Tap Mun Chau (Grass Island) (?)
- Wong Wan Chau (Double Island) (?)