Double Island (Chinese :往灣洲) or Wong Wan Chau is an island located in the north-eastern part of Hong Kong. Administratively, it is part of North District.
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An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, skerries, cays or keys. An island in a river or a lake island may be called an eyot or ait, and a small island off the coast may be called a holm. A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands is called an archipelago, such as the Philippines.
Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and commonly abbreviated as HK, is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is the world's fourth most densely populated region.
Double Island has an area of 2.13 km². It is the second largest island in North District, the largest being Crooked Island. Its highest point is at 139 m. Its western coast is facing Double Haven.
Double Haven or Yan Chau Tong is a harbour enclosed by Double Island, Crescent Island and Crooked Island with north-eastern New Territories, Hong Kong. Parts of the haven fall within Yan Chau Tong Marine Park to protect the wildlife of the marine creatures. It is known for its scenery and natural environment, and for the calm seas from which its English name derives. Double Haven contains many deep red coloured rocks because of iron oxide.
Double Island became part of the Plover Cove (Extension) Country Park in 1979.
It is wrongly suggested that it was the Double Island in Hong Kong's Double Haven (Yan Chau Tong, 印洲塘) where the September Typhoon of 1858 destroyed several well-known opium clippers, including the Anonyma, Gazelle, Pantaloon, and Mazeppa. Basil Lubbock's The Opium Clippers, cited in the original entry, is quite clear (p.347) that the Double Island in question was that at what was then called Swatow (today Shantou). The island is one of two that lie in the entrance to the river at Shantou and is the inner one, then called Masu. Today it is called Mayu (媽嶼島). For corroboration see Mayers & Dennys, for the identity of Double Island. For the typhoon and the damage to the vessels, The Courier (Hobart, Tasmania), 22 December 1858, p.3 for a report of Mr Midwood, of the Commissariat service, resident on Double Island during the typhoon.
Alfred Basil Lubbock MC was a British historian, sailor and soldier. He was a prolific writer of naval and sailing histories, and a member of the Society for Nautical Research.
Shantou, formerly romanized as Swatow and sometimes known as Santow, is a prefecture-level city on the eastern coast of Guangdong, China, with a total population of 5,391,028 as of 2010 and an administrative area of 2,064 square kilometres (797 sq mi).
Peng Chau is a small island located off the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It is known for its temples, its small island lifestyle and accessibility to fresh seafood.
Tai Po District is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It covers the areas of Tai Po New Town, Lam Tsuen Valley and other surrounding area, and its exclave in the northern part of the Sai Kung Peninsula. The Tai Po proper and North Sai Kung, was divided by the Tolo Channel and Tolo Harbour. The District is located in the Eastern New Territories. The de facto administrative centre of the district is Tai Po New Town
Kat O is also called Crooked Island, which is an island in Northeast Hong Kong. Administratively, it is part of North District.
Hei Ling Chau, formerly Hayling Chau, is an island of Hong Kong, located east of Silver Mine Bay and Chi Ma Wan of Lantau Island. It is administratively part of the Islands District.
Tung Ping Chau is an island in Hong Kong. It was known as Ping Chau. Tung is prepended to the name so as to avoid possible confusion with Peng Chau, another island in Hong Kong with an identically pronounced name in the Cantonese language. Administratively, the island is part of the Tai Po District in the New Territories.
The Ninepin Group or Kwo Chau Islands (果洲群島) is a group of 29 islands in the easternmost waters of Hong Kong. The Ninepin Group falls under the jurisdiction of Sai Kung District of Hong Kong.
Tolo Harbour, or Tai Po Hoi is a sheltered harbour in northeast New Territories of Hong Kong.
The Brothers or Mo To Chau consist of two islands in Hong Kong, Siu Mo To and Tai Mo To. The two islands have been leveled to avoid affecting aviation of the nearby Hong Kong International Airport. Administratively, they are under the jurisdiction of Tuen Mun District.
Plover Cove or Shuen Wan Hoi is a cove in the Tai Po District of Hong Kong, near Tolo Channel and Tolo Harbour.
Plover Cove Country Park is a country park in Hong Kong located in the Northeastern New Territories. The original country park was established on 7 April 1978, covering 4,594 hectares of natural terrain in the administrative North District and Tai Po District. A northern extension to the park, Plover Cove (Extension) Country Park, was designated on 1 June 1979, covering the Double Haven islets and Ping Chau.
Three Fathoms Cove or Kei Ling Ha Hoi is a cove in Tai Po District, Hong Kong. It is surrounded by Shap Sze Heung, Kei Ling Ha, Yung Shue O (榕樹澳), Wong Tei Tung and Sham Chung. Most of its east shore constitutes part of the Sai Kung West Country Park.
Ap Lei Chau Bridge is a highway bridge in Hong Kong connecting the island of Ap Lei Chau to the community of Aberdeen on Hong Kong Island.
Kau Yi Chau, also known as Tai Kau Yi Chau (大交椅洲), is an uninhabited island located west of Victoria Harbour, between Peng Chau and Green Island in Hong Kong. It is located on the crossroad of sea routes, east to west and north to south. The ferry between Central and Mui Wo sails close to the south of the island. Administratively it is part of Islands District.
Port Shelter, also known as Ngau Mei Hoi indigenously, is a harbour south of Sai Kung Peninsula in Hong Kong.
Yim Tin Tsai is an island of Hong Kong located in Tolo Harbour.
Yuen Chau Kok is an area in Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, near Sha Tin Road and Prince of Wales Hospital and is within walking distance of City One Station of the MTR Ma On Shan Line. Before reclamation work in the 1970s, the area was an island in Tide Cove.
Crescent Island or Ngo Mei Chau is an island of Hong Kong, located southeast of Crooked Island and northeast of Double Island. Administratively, it is part of North District.
Yeung Chau is an uninhabited island of Hong Kong located in Plover Cove, Tolo Harbour, in the northwestern part of the territory. Administratively, it is part of Tai Po District.
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