Kowloon, Hong Kong » City Info

Kowloon means "Nine Dragons". It was originally a famous site for a walled fort. Now it is an urban area in Hong Kong comprising the Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon. It is located north of Hong Kong Island across Victoria Harbour.

Kowloon is most popular among tourists because of Tsim Sha Tsui, which means "Elephant's Trunk", located on the southern tip of the city. Tsim Sha Tsui is well known as one of the famous shopping destinations in Kowloon.

  • Kowloon Peninsula - a peninsula that forms the southern part of the main landmass of Hong Kong
  • New Kowloon - an area in Kowloon
  • Kowloon City - an area in New Kowloon and is a part of Kowloon City District
  • Kowloon Bay - a bay to the east of Kowloon and north of Hong Kong Island
  • Kowloon City District - one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong
  • Kowloon Rock - an island in Kowloon Bay
  • Kowloon Tsai - is located between Kowloon City and Kowloon Tong
CountryHong Kong
Area9.97 km2 (3.85 sq.mi.)
Population (2016)City - 418,732
Density - 42,000/km2 (110,000/sq.mi.)
Time ZoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
CurrencyHong Kong dollar (HK$)