Victoria, Hong KongHong Kong
became a British colony
. 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.