Shanghai literally means the city by the sea. Shanghai is situated at 31° 14' north latitude and 121° 29' east longitude, on the west shore of the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered on the north and west by Jiangsu Province, on the south by Zhejiang Province, and on the east by the East China Sea. Right in the middle of China's east coastline, Shanghai is an excellent sea and river port, boasting easy access to the vast hinterland.
The city is divided into two parts by the Huangpu River: Puxi (west of the Huangpu River) and Pudong (east of the Huangpu River). Puxi is the older part of the city and hosts the majority of shops, restaurants and museums. Pudong is the modern part, and is recognized for its rather unusual yet extremely impressive high-rises such as Shanghai's tallest buildings, the Shanghai International Financial Center, Jinmao Building and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.
Find out more about Shanghai at http://www.meet-in-shanghai.net/travel-tips/general-information.
You can also hype up your excitement on Shangai by viewing these two videos:
Video courtesy of JT SINGH.
Video courtesy of SMG上海电视台官方频道 SMG Shanghai TV Official Channel.
P.S. - Text about Shanghai are extracted from http://www.meet-in-shanghai.net/travel-tips/general-information