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Anting

Anting (安亭) is a town in Shanghai, China. Pronounced An'ting, it placename means "The Pavilion of Peace".

Anting is located in the Jiading[?] District (嘉定区) of Shanghai, on the border of the neighboring province of Jiangsu.

It has 52,800 inhabitants and an area of 59.75 kmē.

Anting is one of the centers of the Chinese automobile industry; it is home to the joint German/Chinese venture, Shanghai Volkswagen. This enterprise has the largest market share of passenger cars in China.

For a time, the "Shanghai International Circuit," China's first Formula One race track, was located near the city.

Subdivisons

  • Tamiao Village (塔廟村): capital, "Auto City" (汽车村)
  • Shuangpu Village (雙浦村)
  • Gupu Village (顧浦村): smallest

In the southern part of the city, an extension of "Anting Auto City" called "Anting New Town" (安亭新镇) is being built in the fashion of "Anting German Town" (安亭德国镇).

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