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|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Village-level divisions||20 residential communities
|• Total||89.28 km2 (34.47 sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Anting (Chinese: 安亭; pinyin: Āntíng; literally: "Pavilion of peace") is a town in Jiading District, Shanghai, bordering Kunshan, Jiangsu to the west. It has 52,800[when?] inhabitants and, after the July 2009 merger of Huangdu (黄渡镇), an area of 89.28 km2 (34.47 sq mi).
Anting is one of the centres of the Chinese automotive industry; it is home to Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and includes the German/Chinese joint venture: Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive. This enterprise has the largest market share of passenger cars in China. The city was named after He Anting, an engineer and founder of one of SAIC's predecessor companies.
As of 2011[update], Anting is divided into 20 residential communities (社区) and 43 villages, among the most well-known of which is Tamiao (塔庙村), which is nicknamed the "Auto City". In the southern part of town, an extension of "Anting Auto City" called "Anting New Town" (安亭新镇) is being built in the fashion of "Anting German Town" (安亭德国镇).
The first phase of Anting New Town construction will be completed in June 2007, with the second phase slated to begin before the end of 2007, the latter spanning three years. Upon completion the hope is that the resulting town will be a modern community, with a noticeably German urban aesthetic, with a capacity of over 50,000 residents. However, amid tentative financial troubles and poor sales of housing and retail, the phase 2 of Anting New Town may be delayed.
Lifehub@Anting, an entertainment complex located just beside the Metro Line 11, provides numerous Clothing outlets, local and international restaurants and coffee shops, a supermarket, film theatre, etc.
- "Anting New Town: Car museum, cafes and homes, but no people". Travel CNN. CNN. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
- 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码：安亭镇 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
- Anting German Town: Chinas deutsche Geisterstadt, by Yang Xifan. Spiegel Online, 07.10.2011