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(沙市区) is a district
The term district, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China....
within the main urban area of the Jingzhou
Jingzhou is a prefecture-level city in Hubei Province, People's Republic of China. The city is located on the banks of the Yangtze River.Its population is 5,691,707 at the 2010 census whom 1,154,086 in the built up area made of 3 urban districts.-Geography:Jingzhou occupies an area of...
A prefectural level city , prefectural city or prefectural level municipality is an administrative division of the People's Republic of China, ranking below a province and above a county in China's administrative structure. Prefectural level cities form the second level of the administrative...
' Hupeh) is a province in Central China. The name of the province means "north of the lake", referring to its position north of Lake Dongting...
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. It is located on the left (northern) bank of the Yangtze River
The Yangtze, Yangzi or Cháng Jiāng is the longest river in Asia, and the third-longest in the world. It flows for from the glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai eastward across southwest, central and eastern China before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai. It is also one of the...
, between Yichang
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Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province, People's Republic of China, and is the most populous city in Central China. It lies at the east of the Jianghan Plain, and the intersection of the middle reaches of the Yangtze and Han rivers...
. Shashi is one of the 200 major cities of China, with a population of around 500,000.
The district is experiencing ecological problems due to its metal and chemical industry. The Yangtze river is most polluted in the area around Shashi harbor.
Shashi was founded in the late 18th century, but was largely destroyed in World War II
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. Most of its buildings were erected in the late 1950s and 1960s, but there has also been recent construction in the economical boom of the 21st century.
The city experiences little tourism outside of those (generally the Chinese themselves) visiting nearby Jingzhou (荆州) and its historical sights from the Three Kingdoms period.