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|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Shashi (Chinese: 沙市; pinyin: Shāshì) is a district within the main urban area of Jingzhou, Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It is located on the left (northern) bank of the Yangtze River, between Yichang and Wuhan, and has a population of around 520,000.
The district is experiencing ecological problems due to its metal and chemical industry. The Yangtze River is most polluted in the area around Shashi Harbour.
Shashi was founded in the late 18th century, but was largely destroyed in World War II. Most of its buildings were erected in the late 1950s and 1960s, but there has also been recent construction in the economical boom of the 21st century.
The city experiences little tourism outside of those (generally the Chinese themselves) visiting nearby Jingzhou (荆州) and its historical sights from the Three Kingdoms period.