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The location of Hong Kong, adjacent to the coast, is not close to the system of major rivers in southern China, though the water to the west of Hong Kong is influenced by Pearl River. In 1,103 km2 of land, the territory is largely hilly with over 200 islands. Because of this, the terrain can nurture relatively shorter and smaller rivers in Hong Kong than in southern China.

Historically, these rivers once sustained intensive farming for the need of population before the age of developing new towns. Many rivers can be found in the New Territories, especially in the areas north of Tai Mo Shan, where rice growing and fish farming were once everywhere amidst several river systems.

Kowloon and New Kowloon

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Fung Wong Kai Stream
Jordan Valley Nullah
Kai Tak Nullah
Kwun Tong Nullah
Tonkin Street Nullah
Tso Kung Tam

Hong Kong Island

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Staunton Creek Nullah

New Territories


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Fairview Park Nullah
Fo Tan Nullah
Ha Tsuen Nullah
Ho Chung River
Kam Tin River
Kap Man Hang
Kau To Hang
Kwan Tei River
Lam Tsuen River
Lung Hang
Ma Liu River
Ma Wat River
Nam Chung River
Ng Tung River
Pak Sha O River
Ping Yuen River
Sha Tau Kok River
Sham Chun River
Shan Pui River
She Shan River
Shek Sheung River
Sheung Yue River
Shing Mun River
Siu Lek Yuen Nullah
Tai Lam Chung
Tai Po Kau Stream
Tai Po River
Tai Shing Stream
Tai Shui Hang
Tan Shan River
Tin Shui Wai Nullah
Tuen Mun River
Tung Wan Hang
Wong Chuk Chung
Yuen Long Nullah

Lantau Island

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Silver River
Tai O Chung
Tai O Chung
Tung Chung River
Wong Lung Hang

See also