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Your Guide to China>Shanghai Municipality , [Chinese: 上海市, Pinyin:Shàng Hǎi Shì]

Shanghai Overview

China's largest city and one of the four municipalities directly under the jurisdiction of central government, based in East China , Bordered by Zhejiang, Jiangsu on its west; Totally 2 neighbouring provincial regions.
GDP in 2011: 1919.569 billion yuan, ranked No.11 amongst provincial areas and No.1 amongst all cities of Mainland China
Per Capita GDP in 2011: 82560 yuan, ranked No.2 amongst provincial areas of Mainland China .
Population in 2011: 23.02 million persons, ranked No.24 amongst provincial areas of Mainland China.
Area: 6,369 square kilometers
Post Code: 200000
Calling Code: 021

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Tour Guide to Shanghai: Streets and Roads

Huaihai Middle Road Zhangyang Road Nanjing West Road
Changning Road Changning Road Gonghe New Road
Caoxi North Road Tianyaoqiao Road Kaixuan Road

Tour Guide to Shanghai: Tour Attractions
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium Huangpu River
Shanghai Danyuan Park Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
Chongming Dongtan Birds National Nature Chongming Dongping Forest Park
Tian Zi Fang China high speed railway
Chongming Yangtze River Delta National G Shanghai Dongping Forest Golf Club


Shanghai, situated on the banks of the Yangtze River(Changjiang River) Delta in East China,is the largest city of the People’s Republic of China and the ninth largest in the world. It’s bordered by Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces and has an area of 2,400 sq mi (6,200 sq km).
The name of the province is often abbreviated to “Hu”and “shen”.The former is derived from the ancient name Hu Du (沪渎) of the river now known as Suzhou Creek. The latter is derived from the name of Chunshen Jun (春申君), a nobleman of the Chu Kingdom in the 3rd century B.C. whose territory included the Shanghai area.
Administrative divisions
Shanghai is administratively equal to a province and is divided into 19 county-level divisions: 18 districts and 1 county. There is no single downtown district in Shanghai, the urban core is scattered across several districts. Prominent central business areas include Lujiazui on the east bank of the Huangpu River, and The Bund and Hongqiao areas in the west bank of the Huangpu River. The city hall and major administration units are located in Huangpu District, which also serve as a commercial area, including the famous Nanjing Road. Other major commercial areas include the classy Xintiandi and Huaihai Road in Luwan district and Xujiahui in Xuhui District. Many universities in Shanghai are located in residential areas of Yangpu District and Putuo District.
Nine of the districts govern Puxi (literally West Bank), or the older part of urban Shanghai on the west bank of the Huangpu River. These nine districts are collectively referred to as Shanghai Proper or the core city: Huangpu District, Luwan District ,Xuhui District,Changning District ,Jing’an District ,Putuo District ,Zhabei District ,Hongkou District ,Yangpu District .
Pudong (East Bank), or the newer part of urban and suburban Shanghai on the east bank of the Huangpu River, is governed by: Pudong New District
Eight of the districts govern suburbs, satellite towns, and rural areas further away from the urban core: Baoshan District,
Minhang District,Jiading District ,Jinshan District,
Songjiang District,Qingpu District ,Nanhui District ,Fengxian District .
Chongming Island, an island at the mouth of the Yangtze (the Changjiang River), is governed by: Chongming County.

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