Shangcheng District

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Jiefang Road in Shangcheng
Jiefang Road in Shangcheng
Shangcheng is located in Zhejiang
Location in Zhejiang
Coordinates: 30°15′12″N 120°10′31″E / 30.25333°N 120.17528°E / 30.25333; 120.17528Coordinates: 30°15′12″N 120°10′31″E / 30.25333°N 120.17528°E / 30.25333; 120.17528
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Sub-provincial cityHangzhou
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
310001, 310002, 310003, 310008, 310009, 310016
Shangcheng District
Simplified Chinese上城区
Traditional Chinese上城區
Literal meaning"Upper" or "Former City"

Shangcheng District (simplified Chinese: 上城区; traditional Chinese: 上城區; pinyin: Shàngchéng Qū; Wade–Giles: Shang4-ch'eng2 ch'ü1) is one of ten urban districts of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China, it is located in the core urban area of Hangzhou. The district has an area of 18 square kilometers (6.9 sq mi) and a population of 310,000.[when?]


The district lies beside Hangzhou's famous West Lake and includes the territory of the former imperial Chinese cities of Qiantang and Lin'an, the imperial capital of the Song dynasty from 1138 to 1276. Hangzhou's four imperial academies were located here. They were the Wansong Academy (万松书院, now a park), the Ziyang Academy (紫阳书院, now Ziyang Primary School), the Qiushi Academy (求是书院, now Zhejiang University), and the Zongwen Academy (宗文书院, now Zhangzhou High School #10).


The district government is located on 3 Huimin Rd. The district hosts the headquarters of military region in the province and is also known for its prison[which?] where political prisoners such as Zhu Yufu are incarcerated. Some prominent schools are located nearby, including China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou Second High School, and Hangzhou Fourth High School.

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Honorary Title Grant Institution Grant Time
National Harmonious Community Construction Demonstration City Ministry of Civil Affairs January 2013
National "Swimming Town" State Sports General Administration April 2001
National Science and Technology Progress Demonstration City (District, County) Ministry of Science and Technology March 2004
2011 Zhejiang Province to create an advanced unit of work in the county (city, district) Zhejiang Provincial Committee August 2012
Double model city(Chinese: 双拥模范城区) Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee,Zhejiang Government, Military Region July 2014
Zhejiang Province Sports County (City, District) Zhejiang Government December 2011


The local people believe in Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism and Protestantism. Haichao Temple is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in the area.[2]


  1. ^ "杭州市-行政区划网" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  2. ^ 杭州海潮寺复建 还要打造杭版太古里(图). sina (in Chinese). 17 February 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2019.

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