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A city of southeastern China, on Kowloon Peninsula opposite Hong Kong Island. The city was ceded to the British in 1860 as part of the crown colony of Hong Kong and transferred back to China in 1997.
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1. (Placename) a peninsula of SE China, opposite Hong Kong Island: part of the former British colony of Hong Kong. Area: 10 sq km (3.75 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a port in Hong Kong, on Kowloon Peninsula. Pop: 2 019 533 (2006 est)
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1. a peninsula in SE China, opposite Hong Kong island: a part of the Hong Kong colony. 3 sq. mi. (7.8 sq. km).
2. a seaport on this peninsula. 715,440. Also called Jiulong.
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