Shanghai is the first municipality open city under the jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China, the national central city, the mega city, the international economic, financial, trade, shipping, science and technology innovation center and comprehensive transportation hub.
Shanghai has a land area of 6340.5 square kilometers and administers 16 municipal districts. It belongs to the north subtropical monsoon climate. Shanghai's GDP ranks first in China's cities and second in Asian cities.
Shanghai is a world-famous financial center, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world in terms of population size and area. It is ranked sixth in the world's first-tier cities by GaWC. In 2017, the total number of high-tech enterprises in Shanghai reached 7,642, ranking first in Forbes' “Best Commercial City Ranking in Mainland China”.
Airport: Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Railway station: Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station, Shanghai Hongqiao Station, Shanghai West Railway Station, etc.
Area: 6340.5 square kilometers (2017)
Population: 24,183,300 (residential population in 2017)
Dialect: Wu-Shanghai dialect
Climatic conditions: subtropical monsoon climate