Islands of Shanghai
There are several islands of Shanghai governed by Shanghai city, including the three larger inhabited islands, and a number of uninhabited ones. They are alluvial islands in the Yangtze River Delta in China.
Chongming Island Yangtze River and is an alluvial island formed by silt carried along the river. It gives the name to Chongming County, the only county of Shanghai. It is the third largest island in Greater China after Taiwan and Hainan Island.lies against the northern shore of the
The other two inhabited Shanghai islands are Changxing Island at 88.54 km2 (34.19 sq mi), and Hengsha Island at 55.74 km2 (21.52 sq mi). The 25.5 km (15.8 mi) Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel and Bridge joining the island to Shanghai opened on 2009-10-31. The island will be connected to Jiangsu Province via Chonghai Bridge which has not been built yet and Chongqi Bridge which will be finished in 2012.
Dajinshan Island (Big Jinshan Island), Xiaojinshan Island (Small Jinshan Island), and Fushan Island in Jinshan District are nature reserves under city jurisdiction. Dajinshan has the highest point in Shanghai with an elevation of 103.4 metres (339 ft).
Some alluvial islands are relatively young and the number varies over time. For example, Jiuduansha emerged in the 1950s. In 2006, the city had 19 uninhabited islands covering 226.27 square kilometres (87.36 sq mi), with a total coastline length of 309 kilometres (192 mi).