Geography: Shanghai

By | March 5, 2013

Shanghai Location

Shanghai (上海 in Chinese) is the largest city in China as well as the business hub in China. Sitting at the Yangtze River Delta (the “golden gateway” in China) and neighboring Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui Provinces.

Shanghai Population

In the end of 2012, the resident population of Shanghai reached 23.8 million making it probably the world’s most populous city. The overall population density is 3,754 per square kilometer while the same will be 24,439 in the central districts.

Shanghai Climate

Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate marked with four seasons which are distinguished with each other.

Shanghai Transportation

Shanghai has two airports. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA: SHA, ICAO: ZSSS) (Chinese: 上海虹桥国际机场) is the main domestic airport serving Shanghai with limited international flights. Another airport mainly deals with the international flights is the Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) (SSE: 600009)  (Chinese: 上海浦东国际机场).

Shanghai also has the world’s largest cargo port ever since the year of 2005 making it one of the most important international shipping centers in the world.

Other transportation tools also include: railway, metro & bus.

Shanghai Landmark: The Oriental Pearl TV Tower Of Shanghai

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Shanghai Cuisine

shanghai food

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