Eastern District, Hong Kong

Eastern District, Hong Kong

Infobox HK District
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official_name = Eastern District

map_caption = Location in Hong Kong
leader_title = District Officer
leader_name = Mr. Herman Cho, JP
constituencies = 37
area_note =
area_magnitude =
area_total = 18.9
area_land =
area_water =
population_as_of = 2006
population_note =
population_total = 587,690 | population_density = 31,664
latitude =
longitude =
website = [http://www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/east/english/welcome.htm Eastern District Council]
footnotes =
The Eastern District (zh-t|t=東區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It had a population of 616,199 in 2001. The district has the second highest population while its residents have the third highest income.

It is located in the north east of Hong Kong Island and includes the areas of North Point, the eastern portion of Causeway Bay, Quarry Bay, Shau Kei Wan, Heng Fa Chuen, and Chai Wan.

Originally a backwater of fishing villages, quarries and dockyards, the Eastern District is now mostly residential, with some industrial areas and several large shopping malls, and is densely populated. A number of large public and private housing estates are located within the district, including Taikoo Shing, Kornhill and Heng Fa Chuen. A commercial hub has been developed from the former industrial areas in western part of Quarry Bay.

In the past the district was linked by a single King's Road, which was notoriously congested during peak hours, this had largely been solved by the constructions of the Island Eastern Corridor, the Island Line within the MTR rapid transit system in the 1980s and it contains the long-historied tram line that stretches from Shau Kei Wan towards other districts near the sea shore.

ee also

*List of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong

External links

* [http://www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/east/english/welcome.htm Eastern District Council]
* [http://www.eac.gov.hk/pdf/distco/2007dc/dc2007c.pdf List and map of electoral constituencies (large PDF file)]

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