The Southern District (南區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. Population (2000): 282,400. It is located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island.
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.
Areas and attractions
The district includes the following areas:
Islands of the district:
- Ap Lei Chau, or Aberdeen Island)
- Ap Lei Pai (鴨脷排)
- Kau Pei Chau (狗脾洲)
- Lo Chau (羅洲)
- Lung Shan Pai (龍山排)
- Magazine Island (火藥洲)
- Middle Island (熨波洲)
- Ng Fan Chau (五分洲)
- Round Island (銀洲)
- Tai Tau Chau (大頭洲)
- Tau Chau (頭洲)
Tourist attractions within the district include Aberdeen's floating restaurants and fishing harbour; the Ocean Park; the swimming beach of Repulse Bay; and the souvenir market 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 in the area.