- Tsuen Wan New Town
Tsuen Wan New Town (zh-t|t=荃灣新市鎮) is a
new townin Hong Kong. It spans over Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chungand Tsing Yi Island. Traditionally, the officials of Tsuen Wan managed the area of proper Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi Island, Ma Wanand Northeast Lantau Island.
1982the Tsuen Wan Districtformed under District Administration Scheme. In 1985, with the explosion of population in the new town, the district spun off Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi to form a new Kwai Tsing District. Thus, the new town is now under two administrative districts.
Its total development area is about 24 km². The population of the new town is approximately 801,800 and reaches the planned capacity.
Although Tsuen Wan New Town belongs to
New Territories, it is also considered to be a part of Hong Kong urban area, like Hong Kong Islandand Kowloon. It is because the town was early developed and is not blocked by hills or mountains with the distace to Kowloon geographically. Also, there are no New Territories taxis providing service in Tsuen Wan New Town except at Tsuen Wan Stationand Tsing Yi Station, unlike other new towns in New Territories. In the latest official reports, Kwai Chung New Town and Tsing Yi New Town are separated from Tsuen Wan New Town.
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* [http://www.cedd.gov.hk/eng/about/achievements/regional/regi_tsuenwan.htm Tsuen Wan New Town]
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