Shanghai is a provincial level municipality of China and also the largest city in China.
Abbreviation: Hu (沪 in Chinese)
Coordinates: 31°11′N 121°29′E
Mayor: Han Zheng
Population: 18,15 million people with 4.68 million non-permanent residents at the end of 2006.
Currency: Yuan (Renminbi)
Language: Shanghai Dialect, Mandarin Chinese
Time Zone: China Standard Time (UTC+8)
Area: 6360.5 square kilometers
Administrative Divisions: 18 districts and 1 counties with 211 towns and villages.
Altitude: About 4m
City Flower: White Yulan
City Tree: Cinnamomum hupehanum
Main Rivers: angtze River, Huangpu River, Yunyan River, Zhangjing River
Asia: Yokohama, East Java Province, Colombo, Jeollabuk-do, Dubai, Chiang Mai, Perfectural de Nagasaki, Windhoek, Pusan, Manila, OSAKA
Europe: Marseille, Liverpool, Cork, Salzburg, Aarhus, Bratislava, Gothenburg, Lombardia, Constantsa, Oslo, Barcelona, Liverpool, London, St. Petersburg, Marseilles, Hamburger, Piraeus, Antwerp, Rotterdam
America: San Francisco, Valparaiso, Maputo, Rosaria, San Diego, St. Paul, Casablanca, Chicago, Montreal, Zagreb
Africa: Guayaquil, KewZulu
Shanghai is located at 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 and bordering Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces on the west. The coordinates of Shanghai is 31°14′N 121°29′E. With a conveniently situation, Shanghai is a good natural port which is situated at central section of south and north coastline in China.
Shanghai has totally 18 districts and 1 county under its administration.
9 Urban Districts: Huangpu District, Luwan District, Xuhui District, Changning District, Jing’an District, Putuo District, Zhabei District, Hongkou District, Yangpu District
4 Inner Suburb Districts: Pudong New District, Baoshan District, Minhang District, Jiading District
5 Outer Suburb District: Jingshan District, Songjiang District, Qingpu District, Nanhui District, Fengxian District
1 Rural County: Chongming District
Shanghai Postal Code: Shanghai zip codes range from 200000 to 201107. However, not all within the range are in use.
Shanghai Area Code: Internal dialing code is 021 while international telephone calling code is +86-21.