Geographic Location and Natural Condition
Administrative Divisions

In 1949, Shanghai was divided into 20 urban districts and 10 suburban districts. By the end of 2008 Shanghai had 18 districts and 1 county. There were 109 towns, 3 townships,101 subdistrict committees, 3,579 neighborhood committees and 1,781 villagers’committees in the city.

District/County   Area (sqkm)  District/County   Area (sqkm)

Pudong New Area     532.75     Baoshan District   270.99
Huangpu District     12.41     Minhang District   370.75
Luwan District        8.05     Jiading District   464.20
Xuhui District       54.76     Jinshan District   586.05
Changning District   38.30     Songjiang District 605.64
Jing'an District      7.62     Qingpu District    670.14
Putuo District       54.83     Nanhui District    677.66
Zhabei District      29.26     Fengxian District  687.39
Hongkou District     23.48     Chongming County  1,185.49
Yangpu District      60.73

(Note: The Merging of Nanhui District into Pudong New Area was announced in May 2009.)