Habitat positions at the northeast of Shanghai City Center, as one of the 17 administrative districts and counties under the municipality, it covers the area of 60.61 square kilometers, with the population of 1,081,600 residents.


A branch of Huangpu River, Yangshupu Harbor runs from the south to the north, which the district was named after.It encompasses 15.5 kilometers of river bank of Huanqpu River, connecting to Pudong New District via Yangpu Bridge, Dalian Road, Xiangying Road and Jungong Road. After liberation, the prosperity of all industries expanded from south to north.In the south part, a number of factories are dotted with residential communities, while in the north, low-rise residential buildings are combined with a few plants, creating the unique complexes.   Located at 549 Jiangpu Road, the District Government covers 11 street offices including Dinghai Road Street, Bridge Street, Pingliang Road Street, Jiangpu Road Street, Kongjiang Road Street, Yanji Xincun Street, Changbai Xincun Street, Siping Road Street, Yinghang Street, Wujiaochang Street and New Jiangwan Town Street, as well as Wujiaochang People's Town Government and 305 community committees.


Wujiaochang in the north used to be one of the "new urban areas" in "Greater Shanghai Program". Formerly consisting of No.19 and No.20 Districts (i.e., Yulin and Yangshupu) in December ROC 34, it was renamed as Yangpu District in June 1950. In January 1960, Yangpu and Yulin were merged into Yangpu District. After the join of Wujiaochang and Yinghang in 1984, by 1990, it contained 16 street offices, one village government and one town government. In November 1991. it was restructured into 11 street offices and one town government, in charge of all administrative affairs across the district. In March 1993, Xiepu Road Street was incorporated into Pudong New District, and subsequently, New Jiangwan Town Street was established in July 2003.