Facts

Shanghai at a glance:

Name

上海 Shànghǎi, meaning “On the Sea”

Type

Municipality

Location

Eastern coast of China, surrounded by Jiangsu province to the northwest and Zhejiang province to the southwest

Size

7,040 sq km (2,720 sq mi)

Population

23 million

GDP

US$256 billion

Climate

-5°C (23°F) to 35°C (95°F)

Local Dialect

Shanghainese (上海话 Shànghǎi huà)

Places of Interest

The Bund, Oriental Pearl Tower, Xintiandi, World Financial Center, Yuyuan Gardens

 

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