Jinshan District, formerly romanized as Kinshan, is a suburbandistrict of southwestern Shanghai, neighboring Zhejiangprovince and Hangzhou Bay. It has a land area of 586.14 square kilometers (226.31 sq mi) and a population of 732,500 as of the 2010 Chinese census. Jinshan District, located in the southwest of Shanghai, is one of the biggest districts of the city. Local political administration is divided into nine towns and one subdistrict. About 6.2 kilometers (3.9 mi) off the coast of Jinshan, there are three islands named Da Jinshan ("Big Gold Mountain"), Xiao Jinshan ("Little Gold Mountain"), and Fushan ("Floating Mountain"). At 103 meters (338 ft) above sea level, the peak of Dajinshan Island is the highest point within the Shanghai municipality. There are several beaches along the 23.3-kilometer (14.5 mi) shoreline, which are popular tourism destinations.
Elderly Jinshan residents speak a distinct dialect of Shanghainese, with different subdialects around the district. Generally speaking, it is unintelligible to Shanghainese from the central districts, although their dialect can be understood by the Jinshanese. As the city of Shanghai has grown, Jinshan has experienced rapid changes, evolving from a relatively rural area to a more suburban environment. With completion of the high-speed highway in 2008, a new bus line was opened between Shanghai and Jinshan. This Shimei Line (t石梅線, s石梅线) travels between the bus station in Jinshan and another beside the Jinjiang Amusement Park subway station on Line 1 of the Shanghai subway. Travel time is about an hour, depending on traffic and time of day, and costs 10 RMB each way. The Shanghai metro system offers connections to Jinshan. This service, the Jinshan Railway, connects Jinshan New Town to downtown Shanghai in about 30 minutes. It was previously called Metro line 22.