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Land and Climate
Total land area:
6,340.5 square kilometers. The city's Chongming
Island is the third largest island in China, covering an area of 1,041 square
At 31'14' north latitude and 121'29' east longitude.
With a pleasant northern subtropical maritime monsoon climate,
Shanghai enjoys four distinct seasons, generous sunshine and abundant rainfall
Average annual temperature:
17.6 degrees Celsius
1,302 millimeters with increased rainfall from May to
16.74 million (including the floating population)
Natural population growth rate:
-1.9 per thousand in 2000
Population density (2000):
2,084 per sq. km
37 regular institutions of higher learning and four
advanced vocational and technical colleges.