Expo 2010, officially Expo 2010 Shanghai China is being held on both banks of the Huangpu River in the city of Shanghai, China, from May 1 to October 31, 2010. It is a World Expo in the tradition of international fairs and expositions. The theme of the exposition is “Better City – Better Life” and signifies Shanghai’s new status in the 21st century as the “next great world city”. It is the most expensive Expo in the history of the world’s fairs. The Shanghai World Expo is also the largest World’s Fair site ever at 5.28 square km.
More than 190 countries and more than 50 international organizations have registered to participate in the Shanghai World Expo, the largest ever. China expects to receive almost 100 foreign leaders and millions of people from across the world to come and visit the World Expo. More than 70–100 million visitors are expected to visit the expo, the largest in history.
189 of the world’s 196 nations will be represented at Expo 2010, either in stand-alone pavilions or within larger pavilions. The three largest national pavilions are the China Pavilion, the Africa Pavilion, and the Pacific Pavilion, respectively.
There are five central theme pavilions at the Expo 2010, exploring different aspects of urban development. They are called Urban Footprints, Urban Planet, Urban Dwellers, Urban Beings, and Urban Dreams.
The following photo album and video slideshow will give you a wonderful taste of the magnificent pavilions in Expo 2010 Shanghai China.
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