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In modern day, Kowloon (九龍 lit. nine dragons) when unqualified refers to the southern part of the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. Population (2000): 2,071,000. Population density: 44,000 people/km². Together with Hong Kong Island, it contains 47% of Hong Kong's total population.

Kowloon is located north of Hong Kong Island and south of the mainland part of the New Territories.

It comprises the following districts:

Kowloon covers two geographical constituencies for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong: Kowloon City refers to a district where the Kowloon Walled City used to be located. The Kowloon Walled City itself was destroyed in 1993.

The same region was called Guanfuchang (官富場) during the Song Dynasty.

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