Kowloon Walled City

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Kowloon Walled City in 1989

Kowloon Walled City was a tiny Chinese enclave in Hong Kong.

It was a military fort for hundreds of years, but later became a very dense settlement. In 1980, the city had about 35,000 people on about 20,000 m² of land,[1] making it one of the most densely populated places on earth. It was torn down in 1993, and a park called Kowloon Walled City Park was built in 1994.

The area where Kowloon Walled City was located is now called Kowloon City. It is part of the Kowloon City District of Kowloon, Hong Kong. At the end of the whole destruction process of the Kowloon Walled City, 51% of people had to go to temporary housing just outside the walled city.[2] When they destroyed the walled city it was hard to destroy all the walled city's machinery.[3] The walled city was known for its brothels, dentists, and opium houses.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kowloon Walled City". Newsline. Columbia University School of Architecture. Archived from the original on March 27, 2008. Retrieved October 14, 2009.
  2. Graphics, WSJ.com News. "Kowloon Walled City". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  3. "Kowloon Walled City: In Hong Kong, it was the densest place on Earth". CNN Travel. 2014-03-31. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  4. "Kowloon Walled City: A rare insight into one of the most densely populated places on earth which housed 50,000 people". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-03-13.

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Coordinates: 22°19′56.21″N 114°11′19.18″E / 22.3322806°N 114.1886611°E / 22.3322806; 114.1886611