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Land Utilization in Hong Kong 2012

Approximate area (sq.km)
Class  

Residential

 

Private residential (i)

25

Public residential (ii)

16

Rural settlement (iii)

35

Commercial

 

Commercial/Business and office

4

Industrial

 

Industrial land

7

Industrial estates

3

Warehouse and open storage

16

Institutional/Open Space

 

Government, institutional and community facilities

25

Open space (iv)

25

Transportation

 

Roads

40

Railways

3

Airport

13

Other Urban or Built-up Land

 

Cemeteries and crematoriums

8

Utilities

7

Vacant land/Construction in progress

16

Others

22

Agriculture

 

Agricultural land

51

Fish ponds/Gei wais

17

Woodland/Shrubland/Grassland/Wetland

 

Woodland

251

Shrubland

282

Grassland

200

Mangrove and swamp (v)

5

Barren Land

 

Badland

2

Quarries

1

Rocky shore

4

Water Bodies

 

Reservoirs

25

Streams and nullahs

5

Total

1108

 

Land Area Analysis

Remarks:
The above land usage figures as at end 2012 have been updated with satellite images dated January 2013, in-house survey information up to end 2012 and other relevant information from various government departments. As definitions of some land use classes have been updated, the figures this year may not be comparable directly to those provided in previous years.

  

Notes :

(i)    Include residential land developed by private developers
       (exclude village houses, subsidized housing and
       temporary housing area). 

(ii)    Include subsidized housing and temporary housing area.

(iii)   Include village housing and temporary structures.

(iv)   Include parks, stadiums, playgrounds and recreational
       facilities.

(v)   Include mangrove and swamp areas below the High Water
       Mark, which should not be counted in the total land area
       of the Territory.

  

 
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