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- Created 2012-03-29
) (traditional Chinese:
) is one of the three main regions of
Hong Kong Island
. It makes up 86.2% of Hong Kong's territory. Historically, it is the region described in
The Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory
. According to that the territories comprise the mainland area north of the
and south of the
Sham Chun River
which is the border between Hong Kong and
, as well as over 200
in the territory of Hong Kong.
was defined from the area between the Boundary Street and the Kowloon Ranges spanned from
Lai Chi Kok
Lei Yue Mun
, and the extension of the urban areas of Kowloon, New Kowloon was gradually urbanised and absorbed into Kowloon. In modern times New Kowloon is almost always considered part of Kowloon and instead of the New Territories – except statutorily.
Hence, the New Territories now comprises only the mainland north of the Kowloon Ranges and south of the Sham Chun River, as well as the Outlying Islands. It comprises an area of 952 km² (368 sq mi).
Nevertheless, New Kowloon has remained statutorily part of the New Territories instead of Kowloon.
The New Territories were leased from Qing Dynasty|Qing
in 1898 for 99 years in the
Second Convention of Peking
(The Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory). Upon the expiration of the lease,
sovereignty was transferred
People's Republic of China
in 1997, together with the Qing ceded territories of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula.
In 2011, the Population of the New Territories was recorded at 3,691,093 with a population density of 26,000 per square kilometre (67,000 per square mile.
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