Red light district

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noun

Red light district

The area in a city where window prostitutes are allowed to work, derived from the red light that illuminates their display window. The Amsterdam Red Light District is a famous tourist attraction in the Netherlands. We in the red light district -- Ludacris (Get Back).

Famous red-light districts


Africa

Egypt

   * Wagh el Birket – Cairo (defunct)


Kenya

   * Koinange Street – Nairobi


Morocco

   * Avenue Lalla Yacout – Casablanca
   * Petit Socco – Tangier


South Africa

   * Point Road – Durban


Tunisia

   * Rue Abdallah Guech – Tunis
   * Manar II – Tunis


Asia


Cambodia

   * Svay Pak – Phnom Penh


China, PRC

   * Dashilan – Beijing(defunct)
   * Portland Street, Mong Kok – Hong Kong
   * Simalu – Shanghai (pre-People's Republic)(defunct)


India

   * Mehboob Ki Kehandi – Hyderabad
   * Sonagachi – Kolkata (formerly Calcutta)
   * Kamathipura – Mumbai (formerly Bombay)
   * G.B. Road – New Delhi
   * Budhwar Peth – Pune


Japan

   * Kabukicho – Tokyo
   * Roppongi – Tokyo
   * Yoshiwara – Tokyo (Edo) (in Edo period)


Korea, South

   * Mia-ri – Seoul


Malaysia

   * Brickfields – Kuala Lumpur
   * Chow Kit – Kuala Lumpur


Pakistan

   * Hira Mandi – Lahore
   * Haram Gate – Multan


Philippines

   * Fields Avenue – Angeles City (Clark Air Base)


Singapore

   * Geylang – Singapore


Thailand

   * Clinton Plaza – Bangkok (defunct)
   * Patpong – Bangkok
   * Sukhumvit Road Area (including Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy) – Bangkok
   * Soi Bang-La – Patong Beach, Phuket
   * Pattaya Beach – Pattaya


Australia and Oceania


Australia

   * The Valley – Brisbane
   * St Kilda – Melbourne
   * Kings Cross – Sydney


New Zealand

   * Karangahape Road – Auckland
   * Vivian Street – Wellington


Europe


Austria

   * Praterstrasse – Vienna
   * Spittelberg – Vienna (defunct)


Belgium

   * Schipperskwartier – Antwerp
   * Rue d'Aerschot/Aarschotstraat – Brussels


Croatia

   * Ljudevit Gaj Street (Gajeva) – Zagreb


Czech Republic

   * Břetislavova – Prague (defunct)
   * Perlovka – Prague


Denmark

   * Istedgade – Copenhagen


Finland

   * Aleksis Kiven katu – Helsinki


France

   * Boulevard de Clichy – Paris (defunct)
   * Pigalle – Paris
   * Rue Saint-Denis – Paris


Germany

   * Bahnhofsviertel – Frankfurt
   * Reeperbahn – Hamburg
   * Schwabing – Munich (defunct)


Hungary

   * József körút/Rákóczi tér – Budapest


Republic of Ireland

   * Gropecunt Lane – Dublin (defunct)
   * Leeson Street/Mespil Road – Dublin


Italy

   * Navigli – Milan (defunct)
   * Piazza Vittorio Emmanuele – Rome


Netherlands

   * Achterdam – Alkmaar
   * De Wallen – Amsterdam


Portugal

   * Cais do Sodré – Lisbon
   * Intendente – Lisbon


Serbia

   * Picin Park – Belgrade


Spain

   * Raval/Barri Xines – Barcelona
   * Calle Almirante – Madrid (mainly male prostitution)
   * Calle Luna – Madrid
   * Calle Montera – Madrid
   * Casa de Campo – Madrid


Sweden

   * Rosenlundsgatan – Gothenburg
   * Malmskillnadsgatan – Stockholm


United Kingdom


England

   * Breightmet Street – Bolton
   * Gropecunt Lane – London (defunct)
   * Kings Cross – London
   * Piccadilly Circus – London (defunct)
   * Soho – London
   * Hockley Village – Nottingham
   * Gropecunt Lane – Oxford (defunct)
   * Millbay – Plymouth
   * Union Street – Plymouth (defunct)


Scotland

   * Coburg Street – Edinburgh (defunct)
   * Salamander Street – Edinburgh (defunct)
   * Blythswood Square – Glasgow (defunct)


North America


Canada

British Columbia

   * Downtown Eastside – Vancouver

Ontario

   * Keele Street- Toronto
   * Centre Street North- Brampton
   * Parliment Hill- Ottawa

Quebec

   * Saint Catherine Street / Saint Lawrence Boulevard – Montreal


Mexico

   * La Merced – Mexico City
   * Zona Rosa – Mexico City
   * Zona Norte – Tijuana


United States


Alaska

   * Creek Street – Ketchikan (defunct)


California

   * Sunset Boulevard – Hollywood, Los Angeles
   * Western Avenue – Hollywood, Los Angeles
   * Sepulveda Boulevard – San Fernando Valley
   * Barbary Coast – San Francisco (defunct)
   * Tenderloin – San Francisco
   * Beacon Street – San Pedro (defunct)

Colorado

   * East Colfax Avenue – Denver
   * Federal Blvd. - Denver


Florida

   * Cervantes Street – Pensacola
   * Nebraska Avenue – Tampa


Hawaii

   * Hotel Street – Honolulu


Illinois

   * The Levee – Chicago (defunct)
   * Smokey Row – Lemont (defunct)

Indiana

   * Wabash Avenue – Terre Haute (defunct)


Louisiana

   * Storyville – New Orleans (defunct)
   * Chef Menteur Highway – New Orleans East (pre-Hurricane Katrina)


Maryland

   * The Block – Baltimore


Massachusetts

   * Combat Zone – Boston (defunct)
   * Scollay Square – Boston (razed)


Michigan

   * Division Avenue – Grand Rapids


Montana

   * Venus Alley – Butte (defunct)


Nevada

   * Fourth Street – Reno


New Hampshire

   * Marcy Street – Portsmouth (1890s–1912)


New York

   * Tenderloin – New York City (defunct)
   * Times Square – New York City (defunct)


Pennsylvania

   * Northern Liberties – Philadelphia (defunct)


Texas

   * The Reservation – Waco (defunct)


Utah

   * Commercial Street – Salt Lake City (defunct)


Washington, DC

   * 14th Street – Washington, D.C (defunct)
   * Pennsylvania Avenue (between 10th and 15th Streets) – Washington, D.C (defunct)
   * Vermont Avenue, NW – Washington, D.C