Shanghai Fact Sheet

Shanghai in Chinese Pinyin: Shànghǎi

Shanghai in simple Chinese: 上海


Shanghai is located in the west bank of the Pacific Ocean and east side of Asian Continent, next to East Sea on the east and facing Hangzhou Bay on the south.

Abbreviation: Hu

Area: 6340.5 square kilometers (at the end of 2009)

Coordinates: 121°29' E, 31°11' N

Population: 23.4746 million (2011)

Area Code: 021

Zip Code: 200000

City Flower: White Yulan

City Tree: Cinnamomum hupehanum

Language: Shanghai Dialect, Mandarin Chinese

Main Rivers: angtze River, Huangpu River, Yunyan River and Zhangjing River.

Administrative Divisions

Shanghai administers 16 districts and 1 county:

◎16 Districts

Huangpu District, Xuhui District, Changning District, Jing’an District, Putuo District, Zhabei District, Hongkou District, Yangpu District, Pudong New District, Baoshan District, Minhang District, Jiading District, Jingshan District, Songjiang District, Qingpu District and Fengxian District.

◎1 County

Chongming County



Pudong international airport and Hongqiao international airport


Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station and Shanghai West Railway Station.


The major bus station in Shanghai is Shanghai Long-Distance Bus Terminal.


There are ferry services from Kobe and Osaka weekly and HK.

Tourist Attractions

Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund, Yu Garden, Jinmao Tower, Gongqing Forest Park, Shanghai Wild Animal Park, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Qibao Ancient Town, etc.


Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Natural History Museum, Shanghai History Museum, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum, Shanghai Natural Wild-Insect Kingdom, Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum, Shanghai Museum of TCM, Navy Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Postal Museum, Shanghai Entomological Museum

Colleges and Universities

Fudan University

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Tongji University

East China Normal University

East China University Of Science and Technology

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Shanghai International Studies University

Shanghai University

Donghua University

East China University of Political Science and Law

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

Shanghai Normal University

Shanghai Maritime University


The climate in Shanghai is subtropical monsoon climate, its annual average temperature is 15.7℃. The highest temperature is 40.2℃ and the lowest temperature is -12.1℃.

Sister Cities


Yokohama, East Java Province, Colombo, Jeollabuk-do, Dubai, Chiang Mai, Nagasaki, Windhoek, Pusan, Manila and Osaka


Marseille, Liverpool, Cork, Salzburg, Aarhus, Bratislava, Gothenburg, Lombardia, Constantsa, Oslo, Barcelona, Liverpool, London, St. Petersburg, Marseilles, Hamburger, Piraeus, Antwerp and Rotterdam. 


San Francisco, Valparaiso, Maputo, Rosaria, San Diego, St. Paul, Casablanca, Chicago, Montreal and Zagreb





Special Local Products

Shanghai woodcarving, Jiading bamboo carving, Shanghai dough modelling, Shanghai ivory carving, etc.


Shanghai Juicy Peach, Shanghai Ligao Candy, Anchovies Canned, Shanghai Pudong Chicken, Whitebait, etc.

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