Geographical Location


Putuo District is located in the northwest of Shanghai, bordering Jing ‘an District, Changning District, Jiading District, Baoshan District and others. It covers an area of 55.53 square kilometers, with 8 streets and 2 towns under its jurisdiction. Suzhou River flows through Putuo District for 14 kilometers and its coastline is 21 kilometers long.


By the end of 2019, Putuo District had a permanent resident population of 1,275,800, of which 340,300 were non-residents.

Location advantages

Putuo District is the starting point of the Shanghai-Nanjing development axis and an important land gateway and transportation hub connecting Shanghai to the Yangtze River Delta and the mainland. It has well-developed external transportation, with a distance of 10 kilometers from Hongqiao Integrated Transport Project and 50 kilometers from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway and the Metro Lines 11, 15, and the planned Line 21 realize a "zero transfer" at the Shanghaixi Railway Station Integrated Transport Hub, forming a regional comprehensive three-dimensional transportation. The G2 Beijing-Shanghai Expressway runs through the district, and the S5 Shanghai-Jiaxing Expressway (urban expressway) echoes it from north to south. The G204 National Highway and G312 National Highway start from the district, reaching the Yangtze River Basin, Northeast and Northwest regions. Putuo District also boasts convenient internal transportation, with three inner, middle, and outer ring roads passing through the district along with 7 metro lines connecting various central areas of Shanghai and neighboring suburbs.

Actual population situation: As of the end of 2021, the population data is shown in the figure: 

Overview of Putuo District

Area 55.53 square kilometers Number of patent grant 4,552
Subdistrict 8 Technological contract projects 1,220
Town 2 Amount of technological contracts RMB 7.264 billion
Residents' committee 265 Middle school 51
Villagers' committee 7 Middle school student 33,166
Household registered population at the end of 2021 897,800 Primary school 25
Permanent residents population at the end of 2021 1,243,600 Primary school student 43,639
Migrant permanent population at the end of 2021 365,100 Kindergarten 84
Household 345,000 Kindergarten pupil 25,359
Population density 16,167 people/km2 Library 11
Natural population growth rate -5.87% Cultural center 3
Number of registered unemployed urban people 7,875 Theater 16
Number of new jobs 39,948 Museum and memorial hall 5
Municipal and district technology "little giant" (including under incubation) enterprise 272 National cultural relics protection site 3
Number of patent applications 18,704 Municipality protected historic site 3
    National intangible cultural property 1
    Municipality intangible cultural property 9