Tsuen Wan New Town

Tsuen Wan New Town

Tsuen Wan New Town (zh-t|t=荃灣新市鎮) is a new town in Hong Kong. It spans over Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi Island. Traditionally, the officials of Tsuen Wan managed the area of proper Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi Island, Ma Wan and Northeast Lantau Island.

In 1982 the Tsuen Wan District formed 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 Island and 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 Station and 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.

ee also

*List of areas of Hong Kong

External links

* [http://www.cedd.gov.hk/eng/about/achievements/regional/regi_tsuenwan.htm Tsuen Wan New Town]

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