Friday, March 17, 2006

The Biggest City in China : Shanghai City, China

Geography :
9,145,711 in city and 13,053,754 in metro

6,639 km² (2,563 mi²)

About Shanghai City, China

China's biggest and most advanced city, located in the middle of the east coast. Shanghai was said to be the most cosmopolitan city in the beginning of the 20th century, but lost its glory during the Mao era.

It is now quickly regaining its position as one of the biggest economic powerhouses in the world as well as a showcase of modern architecture. Shanghai is divided into 16 districts and 3 counties.

There are 204 towns, 8 townships, 99 sub-district neighborhood committees, 3,501 neighborhood committees and 2,904 villagers’ committees in the city.

At the end of 2004, Shanghai had 6,704 buildings of 11 or more stories which were completed since 1990, according to reports by the city of Shanghai.

Travel Season in Shanghai City, China

Summer (Jul - Aug ) is the peak tourist season, and hotels and transportation can be very crowded. Book early -- several months in advance if possible -- for summer travel.

The weather can be scorching in the summer in most of China. The weather will be better and the crowds not quite as dense in late spring and early fall, although be prepared for rain.

Winter is bitterly cold and not conducive to travel in most of China. Avoid traveling around Chinese New Year, when much of China shuts down and the Chinese themselves travel, making reservations into and out of China virtually impossible to get.

About Climate in Shanghai, China

What follows are average daily maximum and minimum temperatures for Shanghai: January-February, 33-47°F (1-8°C); March and December, 36-55°F (2-13°C); April and November, 45-66°F (7-19°C); May and October, 57-77°F (14-25°C); June and September, 66-82°F (19-28°C); July and August, 74-90°F (23-32°C).

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