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About Shanghai

Shanghai, breifly named as Hu and commonly known as "Pearl of East", is the largest city in China and an international metropolitan. It is administered as a municipality with provincial-level govement status in China. Shanghai is one of the most important economical, financial, informational centers of China.
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GeographyThe city situates on the eastern fringe of the Yangtze River Delta, which is in the centre of the coastline from north to south. Located at the mouth of the Yangtze River, Shanghai enjoys convenient communications and a favorable geographical location with a good harbor and a vast hinterland. Covering an area of 6340.5 km2, land area of 6218.65 km2 and water area of 121.85 km2, the city is about 100 km wide from east to west and 120 km long from north to south.

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