Shanghai City, China

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Shanghai City

 

Known to the western world as the City of Shanghai, it is locally known as “Shen” or "Hu". Shanghai is located in the center of the eastern coast of China. It spans over six thousand kilometers of land, over five hundred of which is now occupied by the Pudong New Area. It currently has a total population of over sixteen million residents. The climate in the city is pleasant and it enjoys 4 distinct seasons.

On the coast, Shanghai is an open city and China’s leading port. It is famous as a city of culture and history, probably because it is a gate to the famous Yellow River (Yangtze River) delta. It is a city directly under the jurisdiction of the Central Government and is the largest center of trade and economic in the country as well as a comprehensive base of industry.

Shanghai is famous globally not just for its financially rich cosmopolitan aspect but also for its abundant humanistic reserves. In current history, several modem buildings have risen in the city, such as the Shanghai Museum, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Shanghai Library, the Shanghai Grand Theatre, the Shanghai Stadium, the Shanghai City-Planning Exhibition Hall, the Shanghai Circus City, the Shanghai Science & Technology Museum, and the Jin Mao Tower. These buildings have added to the Shanghai scenic sights.