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a world-famous metropolis and one of the three municipalities
under the direct jurisdiction of the Central Government,
is situated on the central coastline of China's mainland.
It serves as a gateway to the fertile Yangtse River
valley. The city has a total area of 6340 square kilometers
with a population of 14.15 million.
Shanghai has a sub-tropical and maritime climate, temperate
but humid, with four distinct seasons. The hottest month
is July with an average temperature of 28 degree and
the coldest month is January with an average temperature
of 3 degree. Great change has taken place in Shanghai
after the founding of the people's Republic of China
in 1940. Today it is an important base for industry,
commerce and science and technology in China. Shanghai
has a favourable geographical location and is easily
accessible by air, land and sea. Being an important
hub of transportation, it serves as a major port for
foreign trade. The Shanghai harbour, a leading port
in China of international fame, has a harbour area of
60km in length, navigable for 10000 ton ships all year
round. It has trade relations with more than 160 countries
and regions in the world.