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Central, Hong Kong

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The night view of the Central as viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui on the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour
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The Headquarters of HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank are located in Central, Hong Kong.

Central (Chinese: 中環; Jyutping: zung1 waan4; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Zhōnghun) is an area located in Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It is the business centre of Hong Kong, and many multinational financial services corporations have their headquarters there. The Government Hill, the site of the government headquarters, is also in Central.

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History

中環 (formerly Choong Wan or Chung Wan on older maps) was one of the districts (四環九約) in the Victoria City. The English name Central became prevailing after the Island Line of the MTR metro system was built, and the connected stations of Pedder and Chater renamed as "Central".

Notable places, streets and buildings

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Buildings

Hotels

Central, together with Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui East, is home to many of the best hotels.

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Public transportation

The area is a hub of transportation in Hong Kong, and is connected directly to most areas in Hong Kong.

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