EDEN IAS

NEWS IMPULSE | KOWLOON PENINSULA| 26 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Geography

WHY IN NEWS?

Hong Kong is set to grant a site on the western Kowloon peninsula, to China’s national security office for its permanent base in the city.

About:

  • The Kowloon Peninsula is a peninsula that forms the southern part of the main landmass in the territory of Hong Kong, alongside Victoria Harbour and facing toward Hong Kong island.
     
  • The Kowloon Peninsula and the area of New Kowloon are collectively known as Kowloon.
     
  • Geographically, the term “Kowloon Peninsula” may also refer to the area south of the mountain ranges of Beacon Hill, Lion Rock, Tate’s Cairn, Kowloon Peak, etc.
     
  • The peninsula covers five of the eighteen districts of Hong Kong.
     
  • Kowloon Bay is located at the northeast of the peninsula.

Source: The Hindu

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