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Jinshan District, is a
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an
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of southwestern
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Shanghai
, neighboring
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Zhejiang
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and
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. It has a land area of and a population of 732,500 as of the
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. Jinshan District, located in the southwest of Shanghai, is one of the biggest districts of the city. Local political administration is divided into nine towns and one
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. About off the coast of Jinshan, there are three islands named Da Jinshan ("Big Gold Mountain"), Xiao Jinshan ("Little Gold Mountain"), and Fushan ("Floating Mountain"). At above sea level, the peak of Dajinshan Island is the highest point within the
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. There are several beaches along the shoreline, which are popular tourism destinations. Elderly Jinshan residents speak a distinct dialect of known as Jinshanese, with different subdialects around the district. Generally speaking, it is unintelligible to
Shanghainese Shanghainese, also known as the Shanghai language, Shanghai dialect, or Hu language, is a Wu Chinese Wu (Chinese character: , , Mandarin: ) is a group of linguistically similar and historically related Sinitic languages spoken primarily ...
from the central districts as it has its roots in the dialects of northern Zhejiang province(to which Jinshan district belonged in the past) although their dialect can be understood by the Jinshanese. As the city of Shanghai has grown, Jinshan has experienced rapid changes, evolving from a relatively rural area to a more suburban environment. With completion of the high-speed highway in 2008, a new bus line was opened between Shanghai and Jinshan. This Shimei Line ( , s ) travels between the bus station in Jinshan and another beside the Jinjiang Amusement Park subway station on Line 1 of the
Shanghai subway
Shanghai subway
. Travel time is about an hour, depending on traffic and time of day, and costs each way. Since 2012, the Shanghai Suburban Railway system also offers connections to Jinshan. This service, the
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Jinshan Railway
, connects Jinshanwei railway station to
Shanghai South railway station Shanghai South station (; Shanghainese Shanghainese, also known as the Shanghai language, Shanghai dialect, or Hu language, is a Wu Chinese Wu (Chinese character: , , Mandarin: ) is a group of linguistically similar and historically ...
in downtown Shanghai in about 30 minutes. The district is home to the Donglin Temple, a Buddhist temple dedicated to
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Guanyin
, the
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bodhisattva
of compassion. Jinshan peasant painting, which originated in the town of Fengjing, has become a nationally and internationally exhibited form of
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folk art
.


Economy

Jinshan District is home to the headquarters of Shanghai Petrochemical Company Ltd and Jinshan Industrial Park.


Tourist attractions

Jinshanwei town is home to Jinshan City Beach, one of the few beaches within the city boundaries of Shanghai. Jinshanwei is also the site of the historic . Other attractions around Jinshan are the ancient Town of
Fengjing
Fengjing
and Donglin Temple.


Subdistrict and towns

Jinshan District has one subdistrict, nine towns and one special township-level division.


Notable residents

* Qian Zhijun - A Chinese actor and entertainer who first gained fame as part of the " Little Fatty"
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The new cultural revolution: How Little Fatty made it big
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Transportation


Commuter rail

Jinshan is currently served by one suburban line operated by
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: * – Tinglin, Jinshan Industrial Park, Jinshanwei


References


Further reading

* {{authority control Districts of Shanghai