Have you ever been to Shenzhen city, China? Shenzhen (Chinese: 深圳) is a major city in the south of Southern China’s Guangdong Province, situated immediately north of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The area became China’s first—and one of the most successful—Special Economic Zones (SEZs).
Location of Shenzhen
Shenzhen is located in the Pearl River Delta, bordering Hong Kong to the south, Huizhou to the north and northeast and Dongguan to the north and northwest. The municipality covers an area of 1,991.64 square kilometres (769 sq mi) including urban and rural areas, with a total population of 10,358,381 at the 2010 census. It makes part of Pearl Delta River Mega City built-up area with 44,738,513 inhabitants spread on 9 municipalities (including Macao) and 17,573 km2.. Over 20 airlines have been opened to big cities like Beijing, Hongkong, Guangzhou, etc.
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Weather of Shenzhen
Though Shenzhen is situated about a degree south of the Tropic of Cancer, due to the Siberian anticyclone, it has a warm, monsoon-influenced, humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa). Winters are mild and relatively dry, due in part to the influence of the South China Sea, and frost is very rare; it begins dry but becomes progressively more humid and overcast.
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History Of Shenzhen China
Human habitation in Shenzhen dates back to ancient times. The earliest archaeological remains so far unearthed are shards from a site at Xiantouling on Mirs Bay, dating back to 5000 BC. From the Han Dynasty (third century BC) onwards, the area around Shenzhen was a center of the salt monopoly, thus meriting special Imperial protection. Salt pans are still visible around the Pearl River area to the west of the city and are commemorated in the name of the Yantian container terminal (盐田, meaning “salt fields”).
Shenzhen is a major manufacturing center in China. In the 1990s, Shenzhen was described as constructing “one highrise a day and one boulevard every three days”. The Shenzhen’s rapidly growing skyline is regarded as one of the best in the world. It currently has 26 buildings at over 200 meters tall, including the Kingkey 100 (the 9th tallest building) in the world, and Shun Hing Square (the 19th tallest building in the world).
Situated in the Pearl River Delta in China’s Guangdong Province,Shenzhen Port is adjacent to Hong Kong. The city’s 260 kilometres (162 miles) coastline is divided by the Kowloon Peninsula into two halves, the eastern and the western.
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The tallest building in Shenzhen is now Kingkey 100, which rises to 441.8 metres (1,449 ft) and contains 100 floors for office space and a hotel. It is currently the tallest building in Shenzhen as well as one of the tallest buildings in southern China. Shenzhen is also the home to the world’s 14th tallest building, the Shun Hing Square (Diwang Building). The city has 23 buildings over 200 m (656 ft), mostly concentrated in Luohu and Futian districts. The third tallest building in Shenzhen is SEG Plaza at a height of 356 meters (291.6 meters to roof-top), located in the popular electronics district of Hua Qiang Bei.
Shenzhen has some of the largest public projects in China. The International Trade Center (国贸), built in 1985, was the tallest building in China when built, and the Shun Hing building was also the tallest in Asia when it was built (still the tallest steel building in the world). Shenzhen is also the site for many tall building projects. Some of the supertalls that have been either proposed or approved are well over 400 m (1,312 ft). Other proposed buildings would surpass the Kingkey 100’s height by 2015.
For example, the 660 m (2,170 ft) tall Ping An International Finance Centre will be the tallest in China and second tallest building in the world upon completion in 2014, after the Burj Khalifa.
Shenzhen Cultural Center includes Shenzhen Concert Hall and Shenzhen Library and is located in the Futian district ofShenzhen, Guangdong, China. It was designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. The vineyard-style concert hall seats 1800 and was opened in 2007.