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( Hongkou ( · help ) info simplified Chinese: 虹口区; traditional Chinese: 虹口區; pinyin: ; Hóngkǒu Qū Shanghainese: ghon 1kheu 2 chiu 1), formerly romanized as Hongkew, is a northern district of Shanghai proper, People's Republic of China. It has a land area of 23.48 km 2 (9.07 sq mi) and a population of 799,700 as of 2001.
It is the location of the
Astor House Hotel, Broadway Mansions, Lu Xun Park and the Lu Xun memorial.
Hongkou is home to the
Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Fuxing High School and Shanghai Foreign Language School Affiliated to SISU (SFLS) are the best high schools in this area.
History [ edit ]
Second World war when Shanghai was occupied by the Japanese, 20,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe lived in an overcrowded square-mile section known to as the Shanghai ghetto, in the Tilanqiao neighborhood of Hongkew. [1 ]
Subdistricts [ edit ]
Hongkou is responsible for the administration of the following
subdistricts. [2 ]
Economy [ edit ]
Lianhua Supermarket had its Shanghai office in the district. [3 ]
Schools [ edit ]
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Coordinates: 31°16′13″N 121°30′14″E / 31.2703°N 121.504°E