Southern District (Hong Kong)

Southern District

Day view of Ap Lei Chau and Aberdeen in the Southern District

Official emblem

Location of Southern District within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°14′50″N 114°09′32″E / 22.24725°N 114.15884°E / 22.24725; 114.15884Coordinates: 22°14′50″N 114°09′32″E / 22.24725°N 114.15884°E / 22.24725; 114.15884
Country China
Special administrative region Hong Kong
Constituencies 17
  District Officer Mr. CHOW Chor-tim, JP
  District Council Chairman Chu Ching-hong
  Total 38.8 km2 (15.0 sq mi)
Population (2011[1])
  Total 278,655
  Density 7,200/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Time zone Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Website Southern District Council
Southern District
Traditional Chinese 南區
Simplified Chinese 南区

The Southern District is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island. It had a population of 290,240 in 2001, the fourth-lowest in Hong Kong.


Repulse Bay
Pok Fu Lam Village

The Southern District faces the South China Sea at the south, and is backed by hills and reservoirs, designated as Country Parks, at the north. The eastern half of the district is semi-rural, with some of Hong Kong's most popular beaches. The western half of the district is partly residential and partly industrial.

Residential areas

The residents of Southern District vary from the Chinese majority to the community of expats. The eastern half containing areas such as Stanley and Repulse Bay is especially popular among expats and affluent locals because of the combination of its close proximity to Central and the wholesome environment. The western half of Southern district is more urbanized and areas such as Aberdeen containing more housing developments than the eastern half.

Large private housing estates in the district include: Baguio Villa, Chi Fu Fa Yuen, Aberdeen Centre, South Horizons, Bel-Air Residence, Redhill Peninsula and Hong Kong Parkview.[2]

Areas and attractions

The district includes the following areas:

Islands of the district:

Tourist attractions within the district include Aberdeen's floating restaurants and fishing harbour; the Ocean Park; the swimming beach of Repulse Bay; The Home of Teresa Teng; the souvenir market and, formerly, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum at Stanley.


It is served by Pok Fu Lam Road, Aberdeen Tunnel, Wong Nai Chung Gap Road and Tai Tam Road. The proposed MTR West Island Line and South Island Line will also be built to help serve the western half of the area. There are currently no proposed routes to Stanley or Repulse Bay due to the large number of buses that serve those destinations.

See also


  1. "2011 Population Census: Summary Results" (in English and Chinese). Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong Government. 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
  2. Southern District Council: District Highlights
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