Jiading District

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Jiading
嘉定区
District
Shanghai International Circuit
Shanghai International Circuit
Jiading in Shanghai
Jiading in Shanghai
Country China
Region Shanghai
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Jiading District (simplified Chinese: 嘉定区; traditional Chinese: 嘉定區; pinyin: Jiādìng Qū; Shanghainese: Ka din chiu) is one of the 18 districts of Shanghai, People's Republic of China. It has a population of 1,471,100 (as of 2010).

Geography[edit]

Jiading District is located in the northwestern part of Shanghai . It stretches across 463,9 km². It is located about 20 km away from downtown Shanghai. It is connected to downtown by the Hujia expressway, which was the first expressway in Shanghai. The Jiading district is at least 20 minutes drive away from Shanghai International Hongqiao Airport.

Administration[edit]

Jiading administers several towns including Jiading, Anting, Nanxiang, Huating, Xuhang, Waigang, Huangdu, Malu Town and Jiangqiao.

Subdistricts and towns[edit]

Subdistricts: Jiadingzhen Subdistrict (嘉定镇街道), Xincheng Road Subdistrict (新成路街道), Zhenxin Subdistrict (真新街道).

Towns: Malu (马陆镇), Nanxiang (南翔镇), Jiangqqiao (江桥镇), Anting (安亭镇), Waigang (外冈镇), Xuhang (徐行镇), Huating (华亭镇).[1]

Landmarks[edit]

An early 18th-century French map of Jiading

Shanghai University has a campus in downtown Jiading, which is where SILC is based.

The Shanghai International Circuit is located in Jiading. Each year in April the Shanghai International Circuit holds the Chinese Grand Prix.

The Jiading Confucius Temple. It is one of the best conserved county-level Confucian Temple architectures in China. It has gone through several repairs in the past 800 years

The Fahua Pagoda located in central Jiading, is a tetrahedral brick-wooden pagoda with seven-floor height of 40.85 meters.

The Bamboo Carving Museum. Bamboo carving dates back to the mid-Ming Dynasty, having a history of 400 years.

Accommodation[edit]

There are numerous international hotels within the Jiading district. The most famous hotel is the Crowne Plaza Shanghai Anting. It is the first 5* International hotel in Jiading & Anting area.

Notable references[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "嘉定区-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Simplified Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 

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Coordinates: 31°20′14.81″N 121°14′00.93″E / 31.3374472°N 121.2335917°E / 31.3374472; 121.2335917