Shanghai, abbreviated as Hu in Chinese, is located in the middle of of China's east coastal area. It covers an area of over 6,340 square kilometers, and has a population of 13.60 million.
Shanghai Geography: Terrain of Shanghai is flat land low in altitude and it descends slightly from west to east. Major rivers here are Huangpu River and Wusong River. Major islands of Shanghai are Chongming Island, Changxing Island and Hengsha Island.
Shanghai Climate: Shanghai enjoys northern subtropical maritime monsoon climate, characterized with plenty of rainfall, adequate sunshine and distinctive seasonal difference. With an annual rainfall of 1,100 mm, the average annual temperature is around 16 ℃, and 3 ℃ in January and 28 ℃ in July.
Shanghai Agriculture: Main crops in Shanghai are rice, wheat, cotton, rape, vegetables and fruits. Pig and dairy cow are raised in suburban areas.
Shanghai Industry: Traditionally Shanghai has been a center of textile industry. In recent years, Shanghai has become one of the largest industrial bases advancing new technology. Shanghai's industries generally lead in China and it is believed to be a cosmopolitan and the largest center of commerce and finace in the country.
Tourist Resources of Shanghai: Shanghai preserves unique gardens from Tang Dynasty onward, such as Yuyuan Garden, Guyi Garden. It also has Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower and many residences of famous historical figures.