July 1, 2022
Songjiang (Chinese Pinyin Sōngjiāng, characters 松江) is an urban district in Shanghai, one of the largest cities of the People's Republic of China. In 2010, 1,582,398 inhabitants lived in the district, it covers an area of 605.64 square kilometers. A separate district was established here during the Tang Dynasty under the name of Hua-ching. At the beginning of the Yuan Dynasty, it was renamed Songjiang District, when Muslims began to settle here and formed a significant community. In the Ming Empire, Songjiang was elevated to a prefecture that included Shanghai District, and under the Qing had seven districts. In 1958, Songjiang District was transferred from Jiangsu Province to the city of Shanghai, in 1998 the district was reorganized into a city district.