Anting

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This article is about the town. For the biological behaviour related to ants, see Anting (bird activity).
Anting
安亭镇
Town
Anting is located in Shanghai
Anting
Anting
Location in Shanghai
Coordinates: 31°17′18″N 121°09′44″E / 31.28833°N 121.16222°E / 31.28833; 121.16222Coordinates: 31°17′18″N 121°09′44″E / 31.28833°N 121.16222°E / 31.28833; 121.16222
Country People's Republic of China
Municipality Shanghai
District Jiading
Village-level divisions 20 residential communities
43 villages
Area
 • Total 89.28 km2 (34.47 sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 201805
Area code(s) 0021

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).[1]

Overview[edit]

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.[2] This enterprise has the largest market share of passenger cars in China.

The Shanghai International Circuit, China's first Formula One race track, is located near the town, a 15-minute drive away. The Shanghai Auto Museum is also located here, on Boyuan Road.

Subdivisions[edit]

As of 2011, Anting is divided into 20 residential communities (社区) and 43 villages,[3] 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).[4]

Anting New Town

The first phase of Anting new town construction will completed around June 2007, and the second phase is planned to start before the end of 2007, and the duration is about three years. After the whole project is done, a lovely and quiet town will be a modern community of more than 50,000 people. But there is also a possibility of delaying phase 2 project in Anting New Town due to the financial reasons and poor sales.

Transportation[edit]

Anting is served by Line 11 of the Shanghai Metro, connected to the Lifehub shopping center Anting Station. Anting North Railway Station is on the Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity Railway.

Accommodation[edit]

The first 5* International hotel, Crowne Plaza Shanghai Anting Golf, opened its door in Anting, Jiading District on 4 September 2012.[citation needed] It is located at 6555 Boyuan Road.

Entertainment[edit]

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.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 市政府批准嘉定设立新的安亭镇,上海嘉定政府门户网,2009年7月3日,于2009年7月4日查阅
  2. ^ "Anting New Town: Car museum, cafes and homes, but no people". Travel CNN. CNN. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:安亭镇" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  4. ^ Anting German Town: Chinas deutsche Geisterstadt, by Yang Xifan. Spiegel Online, 07.10.2011