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Kuiwen Pagoda and Xinjiang River
Kuiwen Pagoda and Xinjiang River
Flag of Shangrao
Location of Shangrao City jurisdiction in Jiangxi
Location of Shangrao City jurisdiction in Jiangxi
Coordinates: 28°26′31″N 117°57′48″E / 28.44194°N 117.96333°E / 28.44194; 117.96333Coordinates: 28°26′31″N 117°57′48″E / 28.44194°N 117.96333°E / 28.44194; 117.96333
CountryPeople's Republic of China
 • Prefecture-level city22,791 km2 (8,800 sq mi)
 (2010 Census)
 • Prefecture-level city6,579,714
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s)0793[1]
ISO 3166 codeCN-JX-11

Shangrao (simplified Chinese: 上饶; traditional Chinese: 上饒; pinyin: Shàngráo) is a medium-sized prefecture-level city located in the northeast of Jiangxi province, People's Republic of China, bordering Anhui to the north, Zhejiang to the east, and Fujian to the south; the city's western reaches extend into Poyang Lake. Shangrao had a population of 327,703 in 2010 (6,579,714 for the whole prefecture).[2]

Shangrao itself is at the very western edge of the Wu-speaking areas, while most of its associated counties speak Gan.


Shangrao is a city of nearly 2000 years.


Shangrao administers three districts, one county-level city, and eight counties.[1] The information here presented uses data from 2010 national census.

English Name Simplified Pinyin Area Population Density
Xinzhou District 信州区 Xìnzhōu Qū 339 416,219 1,228
Guangfeng District 广丰区 Guǎngfēng Qū 1,378 752,939 546
Guangxin District 广信区 Guǎngxìn qū 2,240 700,266 313
Dexing 德兴市 Déxīng Shì 2,101 293,202 140
Yushan County 玉山县 Yùshān Xiàn 1,728 574,363 332
Yanshan County 铅山县 Yánshān Xiàn 2,178 427,000 196
Hengfeng County 横峰县 Héngfēng Xiàn 655 184,870 282
Yiyang County 弋阳县 Yìyáng Xiàn 1,593 353,378 222
Yugan County 余干县 Yúgān Xiàn 2,331 887,603 381
Poyang County 鄱阳县 Póyáng Xiàn 4,215 1,296,756 308
Wannian County 万年县 Wànnián Xiàn 1,141 359,098 315
Wuyuan County 婺源县 Wùyuán Xiàn 2,948 334,020 332



Shangrao Railway Station is served by three major railways passing through Shangrao: the Shanghai–Kunming Railway, the Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway and the Hefei–Fuzhou High-Speed Railway.


Shangrao Sanqingshan Airport opened on 28 May 2017.[3]


  • Shangrao Normal University (上饶师范学院) is located in Shangrao.[4] It was originally named Shangrao Normal Junior College when it was founded in 1958, and changed its name to Gan Dong Bei University in 1959. It was closed down during the period of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Authorized by the State Council, Shangrao Normal Junior College was restored in 1977. Then, with authorization of Ministry of Education and People's Government of Jiangxi Province, it changed its name to Shangrao Normal College in March 2000. Over the past 20 years, more than 26,000 students graduated from Shangrao Normal University, to work in various careers in China.[4]


The 21,000-capacity Shangrao Stadium is located in the city. It is used mostly for football matches.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "上饶市概况地图_行政区划网(区划地名网)". Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  2. ^ "China | Population: Census: Jiangxi: Shangrao | Economic Indicators". Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  3. ^ 迎来首架航班 江西上饶三清山机场正式通航. Carnoc (in Chinese). 29 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b Shangrao Normal University (Chinese)
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