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Minhang

Minhang
闵行
District
闵行区

Qibao Town Street view

Location in Shanghai

Coordinates: 31°06′46″N 121°22′54″E / 31.11278°N 121.38167°E / 31.11278; 121.38167Coordinates: 31°06′46″N 121°22′54″E / 31.11278°N 121.38167°E / 31.11278; 121.38167

Country People's Republic of China
Municipality Shanghai
Area
 • Total 371.7 km2 (143.5 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,429,000
 • Density 6,500/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 021

The Minhang District (simplified Chinese: 闵行区; traditional Chinese: 閔行區, Shanghainese: min2ghaon1 chiu1, Mandarin pinyin: Mǐnháng Qū) of suburban Shanghai has a land area of 371.57 km2 (143.46 sq mi) and population of 2,429,000 residents as of 2010.[1]

It is mostly a residential district, though it is also home to some of the many factories and production facilities in Shanghai. Residential housing development is the main source of local government revenue. Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena is located in Ma Qiao Town. The Aerospace Museum is being constructed at Pujiang Town.

Shanghai Jiaotong University and East China Normal University both have campuses in the southern part of Minhang District.

Administrative divisions

Minhang administers 3 subdistricts and 9 towns.[2]

Subdistricts:

  • Jiangchuan Road Subdistrict (江川路街道)
  • Xinhong Subdistrict (新虹街道)
  • Gumei Road Subdistrict (古美路街道)

Towns:

  • Xinzhuang (莘庄镇)
  • Qibao (七宝镇)
  • Pujiang (浦江镇)
  • Meilong (梅陇镇)
  • Hongqiao (虹桥镇)
  • Maqiao (马桥镇)
  • Wujing (吴泾镇)
  • Huacao (华漕镇)
  • Zhuanqiao (颛桥镇)

Of particular note is Qibao, a tourist attraction in the northern part of the district, and Maqiao, which hosted the Shanghai ATP Masters Tennis Tournament and is the site of the Neolithic Ruins of Maqiao. The town of Hongqiao also overlaps with Hongqiao Subdistrict in Changning District, and is the location of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, the city's older commercial airport and which is used primarily for domestic flights.

Economy

The fast food chain Yonghe King has its headquarters in Minhang District.[3]

Transportation

  • Shanghai Metro Line 1 has its southwestern terminus in Minhang in the town of Xinzhuang Town, near the end of the Humin elevated road (Hu = Shanghai, Min = Minhang).
  • Shanghai Metro Line 5 runs all throughout Minhang from its terminus in Xinzhuang (Shanghai Metro) down southward to Minhang Development Zone.
  • Line 8, Shanghai Metro: Luheng Road (Shanghai Metro) - Pujiang Town (Shanghai Metro) - Jiangyue Road (Shanghai Metro) - Lianhang Road (Shanghai Metro) - Aerospace Museum (Shanghai Metro)
  • Line 9, Shanghai Metro: Zhongchun Road (Shanghai Metro) - Qibao (Shanghai Metro) - Xingzhong Road (Shanghai Metro)- Hechuan Road (Shanghai Metro)
  • Public bicycle share scheme, with more than 20,000 bikes available for free use, after a registration process.[4][5]

References

Further reading

External links

Shanghai portal
  • Minhang District Government Website
  • Minhang District Government Website (simplified Chinese)
  • Shanghai Daily's Minhang Information Website
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