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Location within Shanghai
|• Total||7.62 km2 (2.94 sq mi)|
|Population (2003)||Nanjing West Road, Changde Road intersection|
|• Density||42,000/km2 (110,000/sq mi)|
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 (where used to be part of the Luwan District had been dissolved into Huangpu in June 2011), 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.
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. 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.
|Name||Chinese (S)||Hanyu Pinyin||Shanghainese Romanization||Population (2010)|
|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|
Jing'an is currently served by two metro lines operated by Shanghai Metro:
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