|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Body||Xihui District People's Congress|
|• Total||54.76 km2 (21.14 sq mi)|
|• Density||20,000/km2 (51,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
The Xuhui District is named after its namesake, the historic area of Xujiahui. Xujiahui was historically land owned by Ming dynasty bureaucrat and scientist Xu Guangqi, and later donated to the Roman Catholic Church. It and Luwan District jointly formed the core of Catholic Shanghai, centered in the former French Concession of Shanghai. Vestiges of the French influence can still be seen in the St. Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai, Xuhui College, the Xujiahui Observatory, and some remaining boulevards and French-style districts.
Parts of today's Xuhui District were once the premier residential districts of Shanghai. The former french neighborhoods in parts of Xuhui today constitute some of the city´s most popular café areas, including places such as pedestrian Tianzifang. After the revolution, however, the large estates near Xujiahui were turned into factories. In the 1990s, the Shanghai municipal government developed the district as a commercial zone. A once-prominent commercial area in the district was the Xiangyang Crafts and Gifts Market, a haven for souvenirs and intellectual property-infringing products; it was closed on June 30, 2006 by municipal authorities.
Xujiahui itself has been redeveloped as a financial center, with a proliferation of large-scale shopping centers and department stores, and is now a major shopping destination in the city with shopping malls such as Grand Gateway Shanghai and Pacific Sogo.
The educational tradition begun by Jesuits in Xuhui continues with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the premier university in China. The district also has some of the best secondary schools in the municipality, such as South West Weiyu Middle School, Shanghai High School and Nanyang Model High School.
A number of former residences of prominent personalities remain, including Soong Ching-ling and Sun Yat-sen's former residence. Yao Ming of Houston Rockets was a resident of the district. Luo "Ferrari 430" Feichi lives in Xuhui.
Xuhui District has 12 subdistricts and two townships.
Home Inn has its headquarters in Xuhui. Yum China has its headquarters in the Yum China Building (Chinese: 百胜中国大厦; pinyin: Bǎishèng Zhōngguó Dàshà) in Xuhui District. Toei Animation Shanghai has its head office in Unit 807 of Feidiao International Plaza in the district.
Xuhui District has twelve subdistricts, one town and one special township-level division.
|Name||Chinese (S)||Hanyu Pinyin||Shanghainese Romanization||Population (2010)||Area (km2)|
|Caohejing Subdistrict||漕河泾街道||Cáohéjīng Jiēdào||dzo wu cin ga do||97,917||5.26|
|Changqiao Subdistrict||长桥街道||Chángqiáo Jiēdào||tzan djio ga do||118,872||15.3|
|Fenglin Road Subdistrict||枫林路街道||Fēnglínlù Jiēdào||fon lin lu ga do||112,400||2.69|
|Hongmei Road Subdistrict||虹梅路街道||Hóngméilù Jiēdào||ron me lu ga do||34,877||5.98|
|Hunan Road Subdistrict||湖南路街道||Húnánlù Jiēdào||wu neu lu ga do||36,281||1.72|
|Kangjian Xincun Subdistrict||康健新村街道||Kāngjiàn Xīncūn Jiēdào||khaon dji sin tsen ga do||100,444||4.07|
|Lingyun Road Subdistrict||凌云路街道||Língyún lù Jiēdào||lin yun lu ga do||108,582||3.58|
|Longhua Subdistrict||龙华街道||Lónghuá Jiēdào||lon rau ga do||85,769||6.53|
|Tianlin Subdistrict||田林街道||Tiánlín Jiēdào||di lin ga do||97,171||4.19|
|Tianping Road Subdistrict||天平路街道||Tiānpínglù Jiēdào||thi bin lu ga do||60,533||2.69|
|Xietu Road Subdistrict||斜土路街道||Xiétǔlù Jiēdào||zia thu lu ga do||69,710||2.67|
|Xujiahui Subdistrict||徐家汇街道||Xújiāhuì Jiēdào||xi ga we ga do||92,915||4.04|
|Huajing town||华泾镇||Huájīng Zhèn||rau cin tzen||67,415||8.04|
|Caohejing Hi-tech Park||漕河泾新兴技术开发区||Cáohéjīng Xīnxīng Jìshù Kāifāqū||dzo wu cin sin xin djij dzeq khe faq chiu||2,244||10.70|
Xuhui is currently served by seven metro lines operated by Shanghai Metro:
Xuhui is currently served by one suburban railway operated by China Railway Shanghai Group.
Schools in Xuhui District include:
20 Tianyaoqiao Road, Shanghai 200030, P. R. China- Address in Chinese: "上海市天钥桥路20号百胜中国大厦 邮编：200030 "
5F, Jianhui Building, No.922 Hengshan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai- Chinese address: "地址：上海市衡山路922号建汇大厦35层 邮编：200030"