Eastern District (Hong Kong)
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The Eastern District is one of the 18 districts of
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. It had a population of 588,094 in 2011. The district has the second highest population while its residents have the third highest median household income among 18 districts.


Geography

It is located in the north-eastern part of the
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Hong Kong Island
and includes the areas of
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Quarry Bay
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Tai Koo Shing Taikoo Shing or Tai Koo Shing (), is a private residential development in Quarry Bay, in the eastern part of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It is a part of Swire's property business, along with Taikoo Place, the adjacent Cityplaza retail and office ...
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, Shau Kei Wan, Heng Fa Chuen, Chai Wan and Siu Sai Wan. The eastern portion of Causeway Bay and Tin Hau, Hong Kong, Tin Hau were once in Eastern District. They were moved to Wan Chai District in the new year day of 2016.


History

Originally a backwater of fishing villages, quarries and dockyards, there are archaeological evidence there were villages and small towns appeared during the Song Dynasty (AD. 960 - AD 1279). The Eastern District is now mostly residential, with some industrial areas and several large shopping malls. While mostly Home Ownership Scheme and List of public housing estates in Hong Kong, public housing estates are located from
Sai Wan Ho Sai Wan Ho is a primarily residential area on the northeastern shore of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, between Quarry Bay and Shau Kei Wan. It is part of the Eastern District, Hong Kong, Eastern District, and is administered together with surround ...
to Chai Wan, large private housing estates are also located within the eastern district, such as Taikoo Shing, Kornhill and Heng Fa Chuen. A commercial hub has been developed from the former industrial areas in western part of
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Quarry Bay
. Hotels and commercial buildings are also developed near
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Fortress Hill
along the coast. In the past the district was linked by a single traffic artery, Kings Road (Hong Kong), King's Road, which was notoriously congested during peak hours. This was largely resolved by the construction of the Island Eastern Corridor and the Island line (MTR), Island line within the MTR rapid transit system in the 1980s. It also contains the tram line, now over 100 years old, that runs near the sea shore from Shau Kei Wan west towards other districts.


See also

*List of places in Hong Kong


References


External links


Eastern District CouncilList and map of electoral constituencies (large PDF file)
{{Districts of Hong Kong Eastern District, Hong Kong, Districts of Hong Kong Hong Kong Island