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Victoria, Hong Kong

Hong Kong became a British colony in 1842. Victoria City was the name of the first British urban settlement in Hong Kong. It was located in present-day Central area, and was named after Queen Victoria, the then Queen of England.

In 1857, the British government expanded Victoria City and divided it into seven district, including Sai Ying Pun, Sheung Wan, Tai Ping Shan and Central, located in present-day Central and Western district.

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