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About Chongming

On Chongming Island, with the Yangtze River to the west and the East China Sea to the east, gulls gather in the reeds in Dongtan Wetland area.

Many kinds of trees line the paths through Dongping Forest Park, and Mingzhu Lake glows under the golden sunset at Xisha Wetland area.

Clear water, tall trees, fields and villages make up this tranquil land. Wild cranes, flowers and plants create some of the best sights on the island.

Chongming District consists of three islands — Chongming, Changxing and Hengsha — covering a total area of 1,413 square kilometers.

Among the islands, Chongming Island is the world’s largest estuary alluvial island and China’s third biggest.

Chongming District has jurisdiction over 16 towns and two townships. The total population of the three islands is about 670,000. It covers nearly one-fifth of Shanghai’s land area, with about a quarter covered by forests, one-third of farmland and two core water sources.


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