Gubei, Shanghai

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Gubei
古北
Residential community
Coordinates: 31°11′20.0″N 121°24′33.8″E / 31.188889°N 121.409389°E / 31.188889; 121.409389Coordinates: 31°11′20.0″N 121°24′33.8″E / 31.188889°N 121.409389°E / 31.188889; 121.409389
Country People's Republic of China
Municipality Shanghai
District Changning
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 021

Gubei (Chinese: 古北; Shanghainese: ku2poh4; Mandarin pinyin: Gǔběi) is a residential area located in Changning District, Shanghai and covers an area of 136.6 hectares (338 acres). Gubei is best known as an enclave of East Asian expatriates in Shanghai, including those from Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. As a result Gubei is sometimes informally referred to as "Little Tokyo", "Little Taipei" or "K-town". Gubei has a Koreatown neighborhood. Gubei also has a significant number of expatriates from Europe and North America. Administratively, it comprises two residential communities (居委会), Gubei Xincheng (古北新城) and Gubei Hongyuan (古北虹苑).[1]

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  1. ^ "Japanese making Shanghai their home". CNN. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Hong Qiao International School - Rainbow Bridge International School. Retrieved on January 9, 2015. "2381 Hong Qiao Road, Shanghai, China 200335"