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(added on 2013/01/31)

Pharmacies in Hong Kong 香港的藥房

Data source: Drug Office, Department of Health, HKSAR
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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As of January 2013, there are 568 Authorized Sellers of Poison (pharmacies) in Hong Kong. Of these, 94 are chain pharmacies operated by two corporations. This map shows the distribution of pharmacies in Hong Kong and the percentage of chain pharmacies by district.

As indicated by the "Rx" logo, Yau Tsim Mong has the highest number of pharmacies. More than a hundred pharmacies can be found in this district. Less than a dozen pharmacies are located in Southern and Islands. The graduated colours shows that the percentage of chain pharmacy is the least for Tuen Mun, Yuen Long and Kowloon City. Percentage of chain pharmacies is higher in district with recently developed new towns such as Tung Chung in Islands District, Tseung Kwan O in Sai Kung District and Ma On Shan in Shatin District.

Data for the map were obtained from Drug Office, Department of Health, HKSAR Government.