Brill’s Encyclopedia of China

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19 counties

18.15 million inhabitants

6340 km²

2863 inhabitants/km²

The municipality of Shanghai is the largest city in China and the most important port aside from Hong Kong. It is also China's biggest industrial and trade center. The city is situated along the Huangpu River, which flows into the Yangzi 10 km to the north. Shanghai is therefore set in a central location between the vast and rich Yangzi River delta and the highly developed Chinese coastal re…

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Eberstein, Bernd, “Shanghai”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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