Nanhui New City

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Coordinates: 30°54′N 121°56′E / 30.900°N 121.933°E / 30.900; 121.933

Nanhui New City


Dishui Lake from Above
Dishui Lake from Above
Nanhui New City is located in Shanghai
Nanhui New City
Nanhui New City
Location of Nanhui New City in Shanghai
Coordinates: 30°54′N 121°56′E / 30.900°N 121.933°E / 30.900; 121.933
 • Total277.66 km2 (107.21 sq mi)
 • Total600,000
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard Time (CST))

Nanhui New City (Chinese: 南汇新城) is a planned city located in the Pudong New Area of Shanghai, China. It was formerly called Lingang New City (临港新城) until renamed in April 2012.[1]

Construction began in 2003 and is scheduled to be completed in 2020, and it aims to attract 450,000 residents and 10 million tourists annually by 2020.[2] It was designed by the German architects Gerkan, Marg and Partners.


The site is located at the tip of the peninsula between the Yangtze and the Qiantang rivers, on the Hangzhou Bay. It is approximately 60 kilometers southeast of downtown Shanghai. A major portion of the site was reclaimed from the sea[3].

The city was slated to become a "mini-Hong Kong"[by whom?], but although real estate developments sold quickly, people have been reluctant to move in. To help vitalize the city, eight university campuses have been built on the west side of Nanhui New City, bringing in more than 100,000 students.[4]

In August 2019 it was announced that the area will be included in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone.[5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "临港新城开发建设十周年后改名南汇新城". Sina. 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Polar and ski parks are coming to Lingang". Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  3. ^ Wade Shepard (30 August 2016). "Why China Never Gives Up On Its Ghost Cities". Forbes.
  4. ^ Wade Shepard (19 January 2016). "One Way That China Populates Its Ghost Cities". Forbes.
  5. ^ Lingang’s inclusion in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone a chance for Beijing to conduct bold reforms SCMP, 14 Aug, 2019

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