Definitions for kowloonˈkaʊˈlun
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An urban area of Hong Kong.
Origin: From 九龍, literally “nine dragons”.
Kowloon is an urban area in Hong Kong comprising the Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon. It is bordered by the Lei Yue Mun strait in the east, Mei Foo Sun Chuen and Stonecutter's Island in the west, the mountain range including Tate's Cairn and Lion Rock in the north, and Victoria Harbour in the south. It had a population of 2,019,533 and a population density of 43,033/km² in 2006. Kowloon is located north of Hong Kong Island and south of the mainland part of the New Territories. The peninsula's area is approximately 47 km² or 18.1 mi². Together with Hong Kong Island, it contains 48 percent of Hong Kong's total population. The systematic transcription Kau Lung or Kau-lung was often used in derived place names before World War II, for example Kau-lung Bay instead of Kowloon Bay. Other spellings include Kauloong and Kawloong.
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Being at the Kai Tak car park watching airplanes land in heavy rain could be very worrying, the pilots could not see the runway, and landing over Kowloon City, you had to be visual with the runway.
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