Baoshan District, Shanghai

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Baoshan
宝山区
District
The mouth of the Huangpu River
The mouth of the Huangpu River
Baoshan in Shanghai
Baoshan in Shanghai
Country China
Region Shanghai
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Baoshan
Traditional Chinese 寶山區
Simplified Chinese 宝山区
Postal Map Paoshan

About this sound Baoshan District , formerly romanized as Paoshan, is a suburban district of Shanghai. It has an area of 424.58 square kilometers (163.93 sq mi) and had a population of 1,905,000 at the time of the 2010 Chinese census.

History[edit]

The area was the scene of heavy fighting during the Battle of Shanghai.

Landmarks[edit]

The Anti-Japanese War Memorial Park on Donglin Lu has a small museum with artifacts from the Second World War and a modern glass-and-steel pagoda.

Education[edit]

The main campus of Shanghai University is located in Baoshan District. One of several schools in the district, Xing Zhi Middle School was founded by the famous educationalist from Nanjing, Tao Xingzhi. Shanghai Xingzhi High School is also located in the district.

Transport[edit]

Baoshan District is served by the Shanghai Metro. There are 3 lines from Baoshan to central Shanghai—Line 1, Line 3, and Line 7—which operate as subways, elevated rail, and light rail in different parts of the district. The 952B bus runs from Youyizhi Rd at Youyi Rd to People's Square in central Shanghai. The #5 tourist bus runs from Mudanjiang Rd to Jiangwan Town Station.

Ferries to Chongming Island operate from Wusong, Baoyang Rd, and Shidongkou. Ferries to Putuoshan are also available.

Economy[edit]

The district is home to Baoshan Steel's original factory, still a major producer of iron and steel. Rovio Entertainment has its China offices in Baoshan District.[1] The Shidongkou Power Station (石洞口发电厂) is located along the Yangtze.

Government[edit]

Subdistricts: Wusong Subdistrict (吴淞街道), Zhangmiao Subdistrict (张庙街道), Youyi Road Subdistrict (友谊路街道).

Towns: Miaohang (庙行镇), Luodian (罗店镇), Dachang (大场镇), Gucun (顾村镇), Luojing (罗泾镇), Yanghang (杨行镇), Yuepu (月浦镇), Songnan (淞南镇), Gaojing (高境镇).[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rovio China. Accessed 10 Nov 2012.
  2. ^ "宝山区-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 

Further reading[edit]

Coordinates: 31°41′26.82″N 120°20′29.37″E / 31.6907833°N 120.3414917°E / 31.6907833; 120.3414917