Population of Cities in Hong Kong (2019)

Over 1 Million
100,000 to 1 Million
10,000 to 100,000

A British colony until 1997, Hong Kong is now an autonomous territory in southeast China, and officially a Special Administrative Region of China. Hong Kong has its own separate political and economic system, and it is one of the world's largest financial centers. It has a population of more than 7.4 million that live in an area of just 1,104 square kilometres, making Hong Kong one of the most densely populated places in the world.

Hong Kong is divided into districts, which are drawn according to mountains, coastlines and roads. The Sha Tin district is the most populous, with 648,200, followed by Kwun Tong and Yuen Long, with populations of 641,100 and 607,200, respectively. The main business district, Central and Western, is actually one of the smaller districts in terms of population, with 244,600 residents. The Islands District is the smallest of all, with a population of 146,900 – it is comprised of twenty large and small islands in the south and southwest of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong has 2 cities with more than a million people, 2 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 5 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Hong Kong is Hong Kong, with a population of 7,012,738 people.

Hong Kong

Under the principle of 'one country, two systems', Hong Kong maintains a separate political and economic system from China.



Kowloon is the most populous urban area in Hong Kong.


Tsuen Wan

Tsuen Wan is a city built on a bay in the Western New Territories of Hong Kong.


Yuen Long Kau Hui

Yuen Long Kau Hui is located in the north-east of the present Yuen Long Town.


Name 2019 Population Location
Hong Kong7,012,738Map
Tsuen Wan288,728Map
Yuen Long Kau Hui141,900Map
Tung Chung45,000Map
Sha Tin21,559Map
Tuen Mun16,940Map
Tai Po16,302Map
Sai Kung11,927Map
Yung Shue Wan6,000Map
Sham Shui PoMap
Wan ChaiMap
Wong Tai SinMap