Victoria, Hong Kong

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Victoria, Hong Kong
Victoria City and Kowloon 1915.jpg
A 1915 map showing Victoria at the bottom
Traditional Chinese維多利亞[1]
City of Victoria
Traditional Chinese維多利亞市[2]
Simplified Chinese维多利亚市

Victoria City was one of the first urban settlements in Hong Kong after it became a British colony in 1842. It was named after Queen Victoria, the Queen of the United Kingdom.

In 1857, the British government expanded Victoria City and divided it into seven districts, including Sai Ying Pun, Sheung Wan, Tai Ping Shan and Central. These were located in the area that is now the Central, Western and Wanchai districts.

Victoria City is technically the capital of Hong Kong. However, the name is rarely used today.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sch. 9(1), Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance
  2. The translation adopted by the official Chinese translation of sch. 1 of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Victoria City at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 22°16′42″N 114°10′28″E / 22.27833°N 114.17444°E / 22.27833; 114.17444