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Area

1,130 hectares

Population

About 648,541

Highlights

Kwun Tong is one of the earliest developed urban areas in Hong Kong. Its population has been growing rapidly with industrial, business and residential developments woven. However, its old villages like Lei Yue Mun still maintain their traditional cultural characteristics.

Kwun Tong is one of the largest administrative districts in Hong Kong. It is situated in the eastern part of the Kowloon Peninsula bounded by the southern range of the Kowloon Peak to the East and Lei Yue Mun to the South.

History
In the past, Kwun Tong was called "Kwun Fu Cheung". It had once been an economic and military strategic location. The area around Kwun Tong's foothills including Kowloon Bay, was originally a tract of saltpans from which the government revenue was generated through production of salt and collection of taxes from salt-producers. It was said that the original name for Kwun Tong (literally means government owned ponds) was derived from these saltpans, which were similar to ordinary ponds when filled up with seawater and largely owned by the government.

Characteristics
Kwun Tong is a mini metropolis where industrial, business and residential developments woven. However, its old villages like Lei Yue Mun still maintain their long-standing cultural colour. In recent years, a number of community development projects, including the Kwun Tong Town Centre Redevelopment, newly built facilities such as schools, Kwun Tong Promenade and community centres have been launched to cope with the rapid population increase. These facilities have put a new face on the Kwun Tong's outlook, making it a comfortable place for local residents to live.

"Fun in Kwun Tong" website
Besides the information provided here, the visitors can also take a visit to "Fun in Kwun Tong" website (URL: http://www.kwuntong.org.hk/en/index.html) to obtain the most recent information of Kwun Tong District. The website, established by the Kwun Tong District Council, presents a colourful and joyful Kwun Tong and give a remarkable trip to the visitors.

 

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