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Land Utilization in Hong Kong 2020

Approximate area (sq.km)
Class
Residential
  Private Residential (Note 1) 27
  Public Residential (Note 2) 17
  Rural Settlement (Note 3) 35
Commercial
  Commercial/Business and Office 5
Industrial
  Industrial Land 7
  Industrial Estates/Science and Technology Parks 3
  Warehouse and Open Storage 17
Institutional/Open Space
  Government, Institutional and Community Facilities 25
  Open Space and Recreation (Note 4) 28
Transportation
  Roads and Transport Facilities 47
  Railways 4
  Airport 13
  Port Facilities 4
Other Urban or Built-up Land
  Cemeteries/Funeral Facilities 9
  Utilities 9
  Vacant Land/Construction in Progress 18
  Others 12
Agriculture
  Agricultural Land 49
  Fish Ponds/Gei Wais 16
Woodland/Shrubland/Grassland/Wetland
  Woodland 289
  Shrubland 254
  Grassland 183
  Mangrove/Swamp (Note 5) 6
Barren Land
  Badland 2
  Rocky Shore 4
Water Bodies
  Reservoirs 25
  Streams and Nullahs 6
Total 1114

 

Land Area Analysis

Remarks: The Land Utilization in Hong Kong (LUHK) is a broad-brush presentation of distribution of land uses in Hong Kong. The land use data was compiled using satellite images dated December 2020 (©AIRBUS DS 2020), in-house survey information of the Planning Department up to end-2020 and other relevant information from various government departments. The land use area is approximated area in square kilometers. The data is not designed or intended for detailed analysis or calculation purposes. As definitions of some land use classes and methodology are updated from time to time, the figures this year may not be directly comparable to those provided in previous years.

  

Notes :
(1) Including residential area developed by private developers (excluding village houses, subsidised housing and temporary housing area).
(2) Including subsidised housing and temporary housing area.
(3) Including village houses and temporary structures.
(4) Including parks, stadiums, playgrounds and recreational facilities.
(5) Including mangrove and swamp areas below the High Water Mark.
   
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