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Chuansha Chongming Jinshan Nanhui Qingpu Songjiang Jiading
Mayor: Han Zheng
Address of municipal government: 19 Gao'an Road, Shanghai
Tel: (021) 63212810
Shanghai is situated at 31'14' north latitude and 121'29' east longitude. Bordering on Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces in the west, Shanghai is washed by the East China Sea in the east and Hangzhou Bay in the south. North of the city, the Yangtze River pours into the East China Sea. At the central point along China's coastal line, Shanghai has ready transportation facilities. Thanks to its advantageous geographic location, Shanghai has both excellent sea and river ports and a vast hinterland.
By the end of 2002, the number of fixed telephone and mobile phone subscribers in Shanghai reached 6.72 million and 9.12 million respectively. Internet users numbered 4.196 million.
Radio and TV stations:
Shanghai has two radio broadcasting stations and five TV stations. There are 1,236 TV stations across the country using Shanghai satellite TV programs, covering an audience of over 200 million. Shanghai audience has also access to four encrypted channels of the China Central TV Station as well as the satellite TV programs of 10 other provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. In 2000, major news media in Shanghai jointly launched the website of eastday.com.