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Rural committee

Rural committees (Chinese: 鄉事委員會) are bodies representing the welfare of indigenous residents in the New Territories of Hong Kong. The chairman of each rural committee is the representative in the Heung Yee Kuk, and is ex officio member of a district council.


There are now 27 rural committees in total,[1] thereby forming the Heung Yee Kuk. Rural representative elections are held every four years, electing the village representatives and kaifong representatives of the rural committees. The composition of the rural committees are not statutorily regulated, even unelected villagers could become chairpersons of the rural committees.[2]

List of rural committees

Map of urural committees
District Rural committees Village/Town
Islands Cheung Chau 長洲 1
Lamma Island (North) 南丫島北段 12
Lamma Island (South) 南丫島南段 8
Mui Wo 梅窩 10
Peng Chau 坪洲 2
South Lantau 大嶼山南區 14
Tai O 大澳 21
Tung Chung 東涌 14
Kwai Tsing Tsing Yi 青衣 7
Kwai Tsing
Tsuen Wan
Tsuen Wan 荃灣 31
Tsuen Wan Ma Wan 馬灣 6
Tuen Mun Tuen Mun 屯門 35
Yuen Long Ha Tsuen 廈村鄉 17
Kam Tin 錦田 10
Pat Heung 八鄉 30
Ping Shan 屏山鄉 41
San Tin 新田鄉 23
Shap Pat Heung 十八鄉 34
North Fanling District 粉嶺區 30
Sha Tau Kok District 沙頭角區 46
Sheung Shui District 上水區 21
Ta Kwu Ling District 打鼓嶺區 20
Tai Po Tai Po 大埔 83
Sai Kung North 西貢北約 39
Sha Tin Sha Tin 沙田 48
Sai Kung Hang Hau 坑口 18
Sai Kung 西貢區 73
Total 697

See also


  1. ^ "Rural Committee – List of Members of Executive Committee" (PDF). Home Affairs Department. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  2. ^ "新界鄉議局──民主還是民粹?". The News Lens 關鍵評論網 (in Chinese). 29 September 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2023.

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