According to the Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding, the city of Shanghai is in the Chinese provincial-level division of Shanghai. The city is among China's most important urban centers.
Shanghai in Chinese means "on or above the sea," reflecting the city's status as a major port. Data from the 2009 State of China Atlas says that the population of the direct-controlled municipality is 18.6 million. The municipality is 89 percent urbanized, with 1 percent of the population being ethnic minorities. According to ChinaVine, Shanghai is a consistently growing city and home to more than 1 percent of China's entire population. It is also known for its cosmopolitan history.Learn More
The Indus River originates in the Tibetan plateau and is the longest river in Pakistan. Many residents of Pakistan consider the river to be the lifeline of their country.Full Answer >
Mount Fuji is located on Honshu Island in Japan. The origin of the volcano's name is somewhat disputed. It is thought to either be a reference to Fuchi, a Buddist fire goddess, or to mean "everlasting life" in the aboriginal Ainu language. The first recorded ascent of Mount Fuji was accomplished by a monk in 663.Full Answer >
China is located in eastern Asia. It's south of Russia and Mongolia and north of Bhutan and Myanmar, and it borders a portion of the Pacific coast. It also has claimed territories in the Pacific, located to the east of the Chinese mainland.Full Answer >
Japan's major landforms include mountains, plains and volcanoes. Most of Japan is made up of islands — there are thousands of islands that make up the country. The main island is Honshu, and it is 810 miles long and is dominated by mountains and volcanoes. Shikoku is one of the four major islands, but it is the least populated.Full Answer >