Covering a total area of 68 sq. km, the Urban Area is also called New Nanhui City or Aqua Lake Town. The land of the Urban Area is totally reclaimed from the sea and built around the man-made Aqua Lake. The Aqua Lake is a pure round lake, covering a total area of 5.6 sq. km. Nanhui New City aims to become an international city, focusing on finance, trade, commerce, convention and exhibition, education, R&D and tourism.
Facing the sea, Nanhui New City creates a natural landscape that one can hardly have in the downtown area of Shanghai with its abundant natural resources such as marshland, forest, and ocean. The biodiversity is delicately preserved and air quality saved by its coastal location and dense greeneries. The air quality index PM2.5 of Lingang Area maintains 10-20, making Lingang as competitive as most western cities of clean air in terms of air quality.
New Nanhui City is also a global tourist destination. Forest Park, Flower Port, and the Aqua Lake have made New Nanhui City a garden of Lingang and also possibly the most ideal home for professionals of all occupations.