Shanghai in Brief
Located on the estuary of Yangtze River in the southeast China, named "Hu"or "Shen" in short in Chinese, Shanghai is the largest industrial city in China. It is boarded by the East China Sea to the east, Jiangsu province to the northwest, and Zhejiang province to the southwest, covering the south portion of the Yangtze Delta. With an area of 5,800 square kilometers (2,239 square miles), Shanghai has a population of 18.7 million, among which 2 million is floating population.
Enjoying favorable geographical and natural conditions, Shanghai has a long history of development. Compared with other Chinese cities, Shanghai ranks first in the value of its industrial production. It is regarded as the biggest industrial centre in China. The main industry in Shanghai includes metallurgy, chemicals, petroleum, machinery, automobiles, electronics, shipbuilding, light industry, textiles, electrical appliances, and other industries. Shanghai holds an important position in China as the chief producer of industrial goods, and a major export base in China as well.
Travel to modern Shanghai, you can enjoy many famous scenic spots, including theBund (Wai Tan), Huangpu River, Yu Yuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple (Yu Fo Si), Shanghai Museum, Jin Mao Building, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and theChildren's Palace and so on.