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Shanghai Snapshots
11/8/2004 15:20

Pick up bite-sized facts and figures about Shanghai here!

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 kilometers.

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 every year.

Average annual temperature:
17.6 degrees Celsius

Annual rainfall:
1,302 millimeters with increased rainfall from May to September


Total Population:
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

Official language:


Tertiary education:
37 regular institutions of higher learning and four advanced vocational and technical colleges.


Unemployment rate: