Located at the confluence of the Changjiang River and Qiantang River, Shanghai is one of the four municipalties directly under the Central Government and China's largest city. Area: over 6000 km2.
Shanghai occupies a part of the alluvial plain of the Changjiang Delta, It has a temperate and humid climate, with an annual mean temperature of 15.7C' and an annual precipitation of 1100 mm.
Shanghai is the hub of the land and waterway communications,civil aviaton of East China,and a major centre of industry, commerce, foreign trade,science and technology of China. It is also the birthplace of the Chinese Communist Party.The famous scenic spots include Yuyuan Market, Yufo Temple,the site of the First National Conference of CPC and the former residence of Sun Yat-sen.