By : Deshon Heard

What is Shanghai?

Shanghai was founded in the year 1292. The area of Shanghai is 2,448 square miles. Shanghai also has a population of 13,418,000 people. Shanghai's population density is 5,481 people per square mile. Finally,around the time of the Chinese Revolution Shanghai became global leaders in trade and banking.

The History of Shanghai

In the 11th century Shanghai was just a small market town. In 1553 a wall was built around the city of Shanghai. In the 1700's Shanghai already had a population of 50,00 people. By the year 1900 Shanghai's population grew from 50,000 to 1,000,000. Shanghai was separated into different zones until World War 2. After World War 2 Shanghai became part of China again.