Attraction Details

Expo 2010

EXPO Shanghai 2010
Expo 2010 logo
BIE-class Universal exposition
Category International Registered Exhibition
Name Expo 2010
Motto Better City – Better Life (,)
Area 528 hectares (1,300 acres)
Visitors 73,000,000
Countries 192
Country China
City Shanghai
Coordinates view on map
Awarded December 3, 2002 (2002-12-03)
Opening April 30, 2010 (2010-04-30)
Closure October 31, 2010 (2010-10-31)
Universal expositions
Previous Expo 2000 in Hannover
Next Expo 2015 in Milan
Specialized expositions
Previous Expo 2008 in Zaragoza
Next Expo 2012 in Yeosu
Horticultural expositions
Previous Royal Flora Ratchaphruek in Chiang Mai
Next Floriade 2012 in Venlo
Website official website
China 2010 Shanghai World Expo
Simplified Chinese 2010
Traditional Chinese 2010
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Expo 2010, officially the Expo 2010 Shanghai China, was held on both banks of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China, from 1 May to 31 October 2010. It was a major World Expo in the tradition of international fairs and expositions, the first since 1992. The theme of the exposition was "Better City – Better Life" and signifies Shanghai's new status in the 21st century as the "next great world city". The Expo emblem features the Chinese character ? ('world', Chinese "shì") modified to represent three people together with the 2010 date. It had the largest number of countries participating and was the most expensive Expo in the history of the world's fairs. The Shanghai World Expo was also the largest World's Fair site ever at 5.28 square km.

By the end of the expo, over 73 million people had visited – a record attendance – and 246 countries and international organizations had participated. On 16 October 2010, the expo set a single-day record of over 1.03 million visitors.

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