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The following is an incomplete list of urban settlements, towns, new towns (satellite towns) in Hong Kong.

While the Government of Hong Kong is unitary and Hong Kong law does not define cities and towns as subsidiary administrative units, the geographical limits of the City of Victoria, Kowloon and New Kowloon are defined in law. None of these three areas have administrative authorities separate from the Special Administrative Region. Administratively, Hong Kong is divided into districts, the boundaries of which are drawn according to mountains, coastlines and roads, and do not coincide with the natural extents of any urbanised areas.

Major urban settlements

Settlement Location
Victoria City part of Central and Western, part of Wan Chai and part of Eastern  
Kowloon
  including New Kowloon    
Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City,
Wong Tai Sin and Kwun Tong  

New towns

See also: New town § Hong Kong

Cities District Year started developing
Tsuen Wan
  (Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi)
Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing   1950s
Sha Tin
Sha Tin
 
1970s
 
Tuen Mun New Town Tuen Mun 1970s
Tai Po Tai Po early 1980s
Yuen Long Yuen Long early 1980s
Fanling-Sheung Shui North mid-1980s
Ma On Shan Sha Tin mid-1980s
Tseung Kwan O New Town Sai Kung late 1980s
Tin Shui Wai Yuen Long early 1990s
North Lantau
  (Tung Chung and Tai Ho)
Islands
 
1994
 

Towns

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (August 2008)
Towns Location
Aberdeen Southern
Cheung Chau Islands
Discovery Bay Islands
Jardine's Lookout Wan Chai
Ha Tsuen Yuen Long
Kam Tin Yuen Long
Kwun Tong Kwun Tong
Kwu Tung North
Lau Fau Shan Tuen Mun
Lei Yue Mun Kwun Tong
Luen Wo Hui North
Ma Wan Islands
Mui Wo (Silvermine Bay) Islands
Ping Shan Yuen Long
Peng Chau Islands
Sai Kung Sai Kung
San Tin Yuen Long
Sha Tau Kok North
Sham Tseng Tsuen Wan
Shek O Southern
Sok Kwu Wan Islands
Stanley Southern
Tai O Islands
Yuen Long Town Yuen Long
Yung Shue Wan Islands

Largest urban agglomerations

  1. Kowloon - 2,019,500
  2. Northern Hong Kong Island - 992,900
  3. Tsuen Wan New Town - 801,800
  4. Sha Tin New Town - 630,000
  5. Tuen Mun New Town - 470,900
  6. Tseung Kwan O New Town - 344,500
  7. Aberdeen - 275,100
  8. Tai Po New Town - 274,000
  9. Tin Shui Wai New Town - 268,800
  10. Fanling-Sheung Shui New Town - 244,700
  11. Yuen Long New Town - 141,900
  12. North Lantau New Town - 71,900

See also