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Chongqing

Municipality:            

Chongqing

Official Name:

Chóngqìngzhíxiáshì

Status:

Municipality

Chinese Characters:

Population Figure:    

approx. 33 million

Area:

approx. 82.000 square kilometer

Location:       

West-China, along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River

Adjacent provinces: Sichuan, Guizhou, Hunan, Hubei, Shaanxi

Capital City:

Chongqing

Sights:

The Buddhist Luohan-Temple in Chongqing.

The area around the city called Dazu, located 160 km north-western of Chongqing. Buddha has supposedly left an imprint of his foot in that area. The area’s name originates from Buddha’s foot: “Dazu” means “big foot”.

Boat trip on the Yangtze River starting in Chongqing and ending in either Wuhan or Shanghai; the boat trip passes through the three gorges of the Yangtze River

General Information:           

Chongqing is China’s biggest city, as to the area it covers as well as to the population figure. It’s a growing industrial city and counts as one of the world’s dirtiest cities as to its air pollution. Chongqing was the capital of the Guomindang during their war against the Japanese from 1938 to 1945.

Links:

 

www.cq.gov.cn/:
Chongqing’s official website
http://www.china.org.cn/english/
Information about Chongqing on china.org.cn

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