Description Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China
Shanghai - China's largest city and one of the largest cities in the world, located in the Yangtze River Delta. This is one of the four municipalities of China, an important financial and cultural center of the country, as well as the world's largest seaport. By the beginning of XX century, Shanghai has evolved from a small fishing town in the major city in China and third world financial center after London and New York.

To the east of Shanghai, is the East China Sea, which is part of the Pacific Ocean. Shanghai is divided into two parts, the river Huangpu. Most of the urban area of Shanghai is in the western part of Puxi, while in the eastern part of Pudong built a new business district. Shanghai is bordered by the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu.

Shanghai is divided into 19 county-level units: 18 districts and 1 county. In Shanghai, there is no single urban center, but there are several areas that he had "broken down" between several areas: business centers of Shanghai Lujiazui district is on the eastern shore of Huangpu River and the Bund and Hongqiao - on the west.

City Council and mayor of the city are located in the Huangpu River, which is also a shopping area, including the famous Nanjing Road. Other major shopping areas also include the elite area Sintyandi Street Baizhang Huaihai Lu in the area and Luvan Syuytszyahuey in the Syuyhoy. Most universities in Shanghai are located in residential areas Yanpu and Putuo districts.

Puxi - the so-called old part of Shanghai (literally "west bank of Huangpu River") - it consists of nine districts. They are usually called "Shanghai", or "urban area of Shanghai," or simply "center".

The first of the two characters, which is written the name of Shanghai, has the value "on / over", "top", "enter / join", the second - "the sea". There is disagreement about the interpretation of this name, the official Chinese historiography treats it as "the upper reaches of the sea", "beach".

In Western languages in Shanghai, there are many other names of this city, among them - "Oriental Paris", "Queen of the East" and "Pearl of the Orient".