Shangcheng District (Chinese: t 上城區, s 上城区, p Shàngchéng Qū, lit. "Upper" or "Former City") is the core urban district of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, in the People's Republic of China. It has an area of 18 square kilometers (6.9 sq mi) and a population of 310,000.[when?] Its postal codes include 310001, 310002, 310003, 310006, 310008, 310009, and 310016.
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. 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.