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The city of Shanghai

It's the largest town of the People's Republic of China and the 7th largest in the world. Covering an area of 7,037.50 kmē (2,717.2 square miles), Shanghai has a population of 18.8 million, including two million floating population.

Nowadays, is watched as the citadel of modern economy of China, the town also serves as one important culture of the nation, financial, communications centers, commercial and industrial.

Originally, The city of Shanghai was a seaside fishing village, Shanghai became China's most important town by the 20th century, and in time its gradual development led to it being given County status on 19 August of 1291 during the Yuan Dynasty.

The city of Shanghai
In the late 19th century & early twentieth century, the city of Shanghai became the third largest financial middle in the world, ranking after London and New York City, and the largest commercial town in the Far East.

Nowadays, the city Modern Shanghai has 3 main areas of interest to the tourists or visitors. These include Sightseeing, Shopping & Business centered upon People's square & around the Huangpu River.

The cultural center of the town with its community facilities and public activities and finally the principal Entertainment and holiday Tourism area is situated at Mt. Sheshan, Dingshan lake, Chongming Island and Shenshuigang Area.

Formerly, it was known as "the Oriental Paris", the city of Shanghai is a paradise of a Shopper.

Attractions for tourists is around Nanjing Road. Huaihai Road intrigues those with fashionable tastes and modern, while Sichuan North Road meets the demands of ordinary folk.

One can find a wide variety of cuisines in the town, and nowadays shanghai offers a plethora of culinary delights focusing on the traditions of Beijing.

Shanghai History


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