29 Facts About Shanghai International

1. Shanghai International has the longest metro system in the world, with 548 kilometers of track.

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2. Shanghai International is located in the time-zone called China Standard Time.

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3. Shanghai International was home to more than 170,000 expats as of 2015.

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4. In 2016, Shanghai International was named the most attractive city for expats for the fourth time in six years by International Talent Magazine.

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5. Shanghai International is known as the birthplace of Chinese cinema, which is gaining popularity around the world.

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6. In 2010, Shanghai International became the host city of German Touring Car Masters, which raced in a street circuit in Pudong.

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7. In recent times Shanghai International has established its own fashion week called Shanghai Fashion Week.

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8. Shanghai International is home to one of China's largest aquariums, the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium.

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9. Shanghai International is sometimes considered a center of innovation and progress in China.

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10. Shanghai International has one of the world's largest number of Art Deco buildings as a result of the construction boom during the 1920s and 1930s.

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11. Shanghai International has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles.

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12. Shanghai International is one of the leading air transport gateways in Asia.

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13. Shanghai International has one bridge-tunnel crossing spanning the mouth of the Yangtze to the north of the city.

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14. In 2010, Shanghai International reintroduced trams, this time as a modern rubber tyred Translohr system, in Zhangjiang area of East Shanghai as Zhangjiang Tram.

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15. Shanghai International has an extensive public transport system, largely based on metros, buses and taxis.

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16. Shanghai International is a major center of higher education in China with over 30 universities and colleges.

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17. Shanghai International has more than 930 kindergartens, 1,200 primary and 850 middle schools.

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18. Shanghai International is the first city in the country to implement 9-year mandatory education.

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19. Shanghai International ranked first in the 2009 and 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, a worldwide study of academic performance of 15-year-old students conducted by the OECD.

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20. Shanghai International has one of the largest proportions of Catholics in China.

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21. The White Cloud Temple of Shanghai International is an important Taoist centre in the city.

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22. Shanghai International is one of the main industrial centers of China, playing a key role in China's heavy industries.

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23. Shanghai International is administratively equal to a province and is divided into 16 county-level districts.

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24. Shanghai International has a humid subtropical climate and experiences four distinct seasons.

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25. The Old City and modern downtown Shanghai International are now located in the center of an expanding peninsula between the Yangtze River Delta to the north and Hangzhou Bay to the south, formed by the Yangtze's natural deposition and by modern land reclamation projects.

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26. Shanghai International lies on China's east coast roughly equidistant from Beijing and Guangzhou.

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27. Shanghai International was finally permitted to initiate economic reforms in 1991, starting the massive development still seen today and the birth of Lujiazui in Pudong.

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28. Shanghai International has further enhanced of the functions of the financial and insurance services.

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29. Shanghai International is one of the most populated cities in China.

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