Minhang District, shaped like a key, lies in the heart of the Greater Shanghai area. The district is at 31.071° N and 121.405° E. It has Xuhui District and Pudong New Area in the east, the Huangpu River and Fengxian District to the south, Songjiang District and Qingpu District in the west, and Changning District and Jiading District to the north. Hongqiao International Airport is on its boundary, the Wusong River runs through its northern part, the Huangpu River goes through the district from south to north, and the boundary is divided into two parts: Pudong and Puxi.
Minhang District has a typical north subtropical monsoon climate with westerlies system prevailing in the first half of the year and west pacific subtropical high and easterlies system in the latter half of the year. There are four distinctive seasons, enough sunshine, long frost free period, and flush precipitation that are relatively evenly distributed during the year. It is warm in spring, hot in summer, cool in autumn and wet and cold in winter. It also suffers from some extreme climate conditions such as high temperatures, drought, overcast and rainy weather with low temperatures, typhoons, torrential rains, thunderstorms, hail, gale, cold wave and low temperatures.