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Anting is located in Shanghai
Location in Shanghai
Coordinates: 31°17′18″N 121°09′44″E / 31.28833°N 121.16222°E / 31.28833; 121.16222Coordinates: 31°17′18″N 121°09′44″E / 31.28833°N 121.16222°E / 31.28833; 121.16222
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Village-level divisions20 residential communities
43 villages
 • Total89.28 km2 (34.47 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s)0021

Anting (Chinese: 安亭; pinyin: Āntíng; literally: 'Pavilion of peace') is a town in Jiading District, Shanghai, bordering Kunshan, Jiangsu to the west. It has 96,000[when?] inhabitants and, after the July 2009 merger of Huangdu (黄渡镇), an area of 89.28 km2 (34.47 sq mi).[1]


Anting is one of the centres of the Chinese automotive industry; it is home to Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and includes the German/Chinese joint venture: Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive.[2] This enterprise has the largest market share of passenger cars in China.

The Shanghai International Circuit, China's first Formula One race track, is located near the town, a 15-minute drive away. The Shanghai Auto Museum is also located here, on Boyuan Road.


As of 2011, Anting is divided into 20 residential communities (社区) and 43 villages,[3] among the most well-known of which is Tamiao (塔庙村), which is nicknamed the "Auto City". In the southern part of town, an extension of "Anting Auto City" called "Anting New Town" (安亭新镇) is being built in the fashion of "Anting German Town" (安亭德国镇).[4]

Anting New Town

The first phase of Anting New Town construction will be completed in June 2007, with the second phase slated to begin before the end of 2007, the latter spanning three years. Upon completion the hope is that the resulting town will be a modern community, with a noticeably German urban aesthetic, with a capacity of over 50,000 residents. However, amid tentative financial troubles and poor sales of housing and retail, the phase 2 of Anting New Town may be delayed.


Anting is served by Line 11 of the Shanghai Metro, connected to the Lifehub shopping center Anting Station. Anting North Railway Station is on the Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity Railway.


The first 5* International hotel, Crowne Plaza Shanghai Anting Golf, opened its doors in Anting, Jiading District on 4 September 2012.[citation needed] It is located at 6555 Boyuan Road.


Lifehub@Anting, an entertainment complex located just beside the Metro Line 11, provides numerous Clothing outlets, local and international restaurants and coffee shops, a supermarket, film theatre, etc.[citation needed]


  1. ^ 市政府批准嘉定设立新的安亭镇,上海嘉定政府门户网,2009年7月3日,于2009年7月4日查阅
  2. ^ "Anting New Town: Car museum, cafes and homes, but no people". [Travel CNN]. CNN. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  3. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:安亭镇 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-06-05.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Anting German Town: Chinas deutsche Geisterstadt, by Yang Xifan. Spiegel Online, 07.10.2011