Jing'an District

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Jing'an
静安区
District
Skyline of Jing'an
Location within Shanghai
Location within Shanghai
Area
 • Total 7.62 km2 (2.94 sq mi)
Population (2003) Nanjing West Road, Changde Road intersection
 • Density 42,000/km2 (110,000/sq mi)
Area Code 021
Postal Code 200040
Website http://www.jingan.gov.cn/
Jing'an District
Simplified Chinese 静安区
Traditional Chinese 靜安區

Jing'an District, is one of the central districts of Shanghai. It has an area of 7.62 km². With 305,300 inhabitants (in 2002) it is one of Shanghai's most densely populated districts.

The district borders the Huangpu District in the east and south, Putuo District to the north and Changning District to the west.

It is also home to one of Shanghai's business districts as can be seen in photos below.

Jing'an District was named after Jing'an Temple, an ancient traditional Chinese Buddhist temple, today's temple is a new replica of the old one, located in the southern part of the district. An Art Deco "dancehall" is just across the street; around the neighborhood are bar streets, although some areas develop and other close through the years. The Jing'an park, located opposite to the temple, is quite popular among locals; it used to be a graveyard for foreigners in the old Shanghai.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Development in the Jing'an district has been rapid and continuous. In just three years the complete stock of Grade A Office Space has increased approximately 320 percent, from a total of just 333,000 sqm in 2007 to 1,067,000 sqm in 2010. West Nanjing Road is one of Shanghai's premier shopping districts, and is home to five-star hotels and exhibition centers as well as several upscale housing complexes.[1] Key landmarks on West Nanjing Road include the Shanghai Exhibition Centre and the Shanghai Centre.

Jing'an district is one of Shanghai's key central business and commercial districts. It contains numerous large office buildings, hotels, and many shopping venues at the street level. The district comprises a prominent portion of the Shanghai skyline. The district is also known for having many high-rise residential buildings.[2]

A shot including the 3 tallest structures in Jing'An district
Eastern part of Jing'An Skyline Western part of Jing'An Skyline Wheelock square and surrounding buildings

Subdistricts[edit]

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Shanghainese Romanization Population (2010)[3]
Jiangning Road Subdistrict 江宁路街道 Jiāngnínglù Jiēdào kaon gnin lu ka do 75,272
Shimen Second Road Subdistrict 石门二路街道 Shímén Èrlù Jiēdào zaq men gnij lu ka do 34,288
West Nanjing Road Subdistrict 南京西路街道 Nánjīng Xīlù Jiēdào neu cin sij lu ka do 36,544
Jing'ansi Subdistrict 静安寺街道 Jìng'ānsì Jiēdào dzin eu zy ka do 29,173
Caojiadu Subdistrict 曹家渡街道 Cáojiādù Jiēdào dzo ka du ka do 71,511

Transportation[edit]

Metro[edit]

Jing'an is currently served by two metro lines operated by Shanghai Metro:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knight Frank China, Knight Frank China, Shanghai Research, Greater China Report 2009
  2. ^ "Shanghai Jing'An District". movingcities.org. January 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ shi, Guo wu yuan ren kou pu cha ban gong; council, Guo jia tong ji ju ren kou he jiu ye tong ji si bian = Tabulation on the 2010 population census of the people's republic of China by township / compiled by Population census office under the state; population, Department of; statistics, employment statistics national bureau of (2012). Zhongguo 2010 nian ren kou pu cha fen xiang, zhen, jie dao zi liao (Di 1 ban. ed.). Beijing Shi: Zhongguo tong ji chu ban she. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2. 

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Coordinates: 31°13′53″N 121°27′11″E / 31.2314°N 121.453°E / 31.2314; 121.453