Xuhui District

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Xuhui
徐汇区
District
Xujiahui Business District
Xujiahui Business District
Xuhui in Shanghai
Xuhui in Shanghai
Country China
Region Shanghai
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Xuhui District
Simplified Chinese 徐汇区
Traditional Chinese 徐匯區
Postal Map Siccawe

Xuhui District, is a district of Shanghai. It has a land area of 54.76 km² and a population of 982,200 as of 2008.[1]

The Xuhui District is centred on Xujiahui, after which it is named. Xujiahui was historically land owned by Ming dynasty bureaucrat and scientist Xu Guangqi, and later donated to the Roman Catholic Church. Being the core of Catholic Shanghai, the Xuhui District formed, together with neighbouring Luwan District, the former French Concession of Shanghai. Vestiges of the French influence can still be seen in the St. Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai, Xuhui College, the Xujiahui Observatory, and some remaining boulevards and French-style districts.

Parts of today's Xuhui District were once the premier residential districts of Shanghai. After the revolution, however, the large estates near Xujiahui were turned into factories.[citation needed] In the 1990s, the Shanghai municipal government developed the district as a commercial zone.[citation needed] A once-prominent commercial area in the district was the Xiangyang Crafts and Gifts Market, a haven for souvenirs and intellectual property-infringing products; it was closed on June 30, 2006 by municipal authorities.

Xujiahui itself has been redeveloped as a commercial centre, with a proliferation of large-scale shopping centres and department stores. Now it is a major shopping destination in the city, with shopping malls such as Grand Gateway Shanghai and Pacific Sogo.

The educational tradition begun by Jesuits in Xuhui continues with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the premier university in China. The district also has some of the best secondary schools in the municipality, such as South West Weiyu Middle School, Shanghai High School and Nanyang Model High School.

A number of former residences of prominent personalities remain, including Song Qingling and Sun Yat-sen's former residence. Yao Ming of Houston Rockets was a resident of the district.

Xuhui District has 10 sub-districts and two townships.

Economy[edit]

Home Inn has its headquarters in Xuhui.[2] Toei Animation Shanghai has its head office in Unit 807 of Feidiao International Plaza in the district.[3]

Education[edit]

International schools:

Subdistricts and town[edit]

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Shanghainese Romanization Population (2010)[5]
Tianping Road Subdistrict 天平路街道 Tiānpínglù Jiēdào thi bin lu ka do 60,533
Hunan Road Subdistrict 湖南路街道 Húnánlù Jiēdào wu neu lu ka do 36,281
Xietu Road Subdistrict 斜土路街道 Xiétǔlù Jiēdào zia thu lu ka do 69,710
Fenglin Road Subdistrict 枫林路街道 Fēnglínlù Jiēdào fon lin lu ka do 112,400
Changqiao Subdistrict 长桥街道 Chángqiáo Jiēdào tzan djio ka do 118,872
Tianlin Subdistrict 田林街道 Tiánlín Jiēdào di lin ka do 97,171
Hongmei Road Subdistrict 虹梅路街道 Hóngméilù Jiēdào ron me lu ka do 34,877
Kangjian Xincun Subdistrict 康健新村街道 Kāngjiàn Xīncūn Jiēdào khaon dji sin tsen ka do 100,444
Xujiahui Subdistrict 徐家汇街道 Xújiāhuì Jiēdào zi ka we ka do 92,915
Lingyun Road Subdistrict 凌云路街道 Língyún lù Jiēdào lin yun lu ka do 108,582
Longhua Subdistrict 龙华街道 Lónghuá Jiēdào lon rau ka do 85,769
Caohejing Sudistrict 漕河泾街道 Cáohéjīng Jiēdào dzo wu cin ka do 97,917
Huajing Town 华泾镇 Huájīng Zhèn rau cin tzen 67,415
Caohejing Hi-tech Park 漕河泾新兴技术开发区 Cáohéjīng Xīnxīng Jìshù Kāifāqū dzo wu cin sin xin djij dzeq khe faq chiu 2,244

Transportation[edit]

Metro[edit]

Xuhui is currently served by seven metro lines operated by Shanghai Metro and one suburban line operated by China Railways:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and Employment". shanghai.gov.cn. Shanghai Municipal Government. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Investor Relations Home." Home Inn. Retrieved on February 18, 2013. "Headquarters Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. No.124 Cao Bao Road, Xu Hui District Shanghai 200235, PRC" - Chinese address: "上海市徐汇区漕宝路124号"
  3. ^ "AFFILIATED COMPANIES." Toei Animation. Retrieved on November 17, 2011. "Unit807, Feidiao International Plaza, No.1065, Zhaojiabang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China"
  4. ^ "Contact Us" (Archive). Shanghai Singapore International School. Retrieved on July 31, 2013. "XuHui Campus (Preschool / Primary) 1455, Hua Jing Road, XuHui District, Shanghai PRC 200231"
  5. ^ shi, Guo wu yuan ren kou pu cha ban gong; council, Guo jia tong ji ju ren kou he jiu ye tong ji si bian = Tabulation on the 2010 population census of the people's republic of China by township / compiled by Population census office under the state; population, Department of; statistics, employment statistics national bureau of (2012). Zhongguo 2010 nian ren kou pu cha fen xiang, zhen, jie dao zi liao (Di 1 ban. ed.). Beijing Shi: Zhongguo tong ji chu ban she. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2. 

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Coordinates: 31°11′N 121°26′E / 31.183°N 121.433°E / 31.183; 121.433