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What landforms are in Hong Kong?

Last Updated: 31st January, 2020

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Landforms. Faults in Hong Kong, mainly tending northeast-southwest, have shaped the principal river valleys of Hong Kong, like Tolo Channel and Sha Tin River Valley. Volcanic rocks highly resistant to erosion form the highest mountain of Hong Kong - Tai Mo Shan (957m).

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Also, what are the physical features of Hong Kong?

Hong Kong's terrain is hilly and mountainous with steep slopes. There are lowlands in the northern part of Hong Kong. A significant amount of land in Hong Kong, especially on the Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon peninsula, is reclaimed.

Additionally, what is the difference between Hong Kong and Hong Kong Island? There is no real difference between Kowloon and Hong Kong island. They are both busy city areas with shops, night life etc. Mongkok and Tsim Sha Tsui are both part of Kowloon. If you are after night life etc, then Lantau is mostly rural and will not suit what you are after.

Also know, what is the landscape like in Hong Kong?

1 The majority of Hong Kong's landscape consists of steep, undeveloped mountains and hills, which fall steeply to the coast. Hong Kong's uplands form a pattern of ridges and valleys running for the most part, in a northeast to east/north-east direction.

How much of Hong Kong is mountains?

But only about 25 percent of Hong Kong's land area is inhabited, because only about 25 percent can be inhabited. There's a reason: Mountains cover the rest of the SAR, which includes Hong Kong Island and, on the Chinese mainland, Kowloon and the New Territories.

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