30 Facts About Chongqing Municipality


Chongqing Municipality is the headquarters of the Changan Automobile, one of the "Big Four" car manufacturers of China, and hosts more than 10 foreign consulates, making it the fifth major city to host more foreign representatives than any other city in China after Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu.

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Chongqing Municipality's location is historically associated with the State of Ba.

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Chongqing Municipality was acclaimed to be the "City of Heroes" due to the indomitable spirits of its people as well as their contributions and sacrifices during the War of Resistance-World War II.

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Chongqing Municipality is situated at the transitional area between the Tibetan Plateau and the plain on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River in the sub-tropical climate zone often swept by moist monsoons.

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Chongqing Municipality covers a large area crisscrossed by rivers and mountains.

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Central urban area of Chongqing Municipality, or Chongqing Municipality proper, is a city of unique features.

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Raffles City Chongqing Municipality, sitting in the confluence of Yangtze and Jialing River.

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Chongqing Municipality has a People's Congress, theoretically elected by lower level People's Congresses.

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Chongqing Municipality used to be the headquarters of the 13th Group Army of the People's Liberation Army, one of the two group armies that formerly comprised the Chengdu Military Region, which in 2016 was re-organized into the Western Theater Command.

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Chongqing Municipality is the largest of the four direct-controlled municipalities of the People's Republic of China.

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Predominant religions in Chongqing Municipality are Chinese folk religions, Taoist traditions and Chinese Buddhism.

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Chongqing Municipality has been identified by the Economist Intelligence Unit in the November 2010 Access China White Paper as a member of the CHAMPS, an economic profile of the top 20 emerging cities in China.

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Chongqing Municipality is China's third largest motor vehicle production center and the largest for motorcycles.

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Chongqing Municipality itself is part of the West Triangle Economic Zone, along with Chengdu and Xi'an.

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Chongqing Municipality is the only Chinese city that keeps public aerial tramways.

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Chongqing Municipality is a major freight destination for rail with continued development with improved handling facilities.

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Chongqing Municipality is one of the most important inland ports in China.

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Traditionally, the road network in Chongqing Municipality has been narrow, winding and limited to smaller vehicles because of the natural terrain, large rivers and the huge population demands on the area, especially in the Yuzhong District.

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The natural mountainous terrain that Chongqing Municipality is built on makes many road projects difficult to construct, including for example some of the world's highest road bridges.

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However, despite this, Chongqing Municipality is a manufacturing center for these types of vehicles.

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The first important bridge in urban Chongqing Municipality was the Niujiaotuo Jialing River Bridge, built in 1958.

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Chongqing Municipality is a focus city of Air China, therefore it is very well connected with Star Alliance and Skyteam's international network.

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Chongqing Municipality Airport has metro access to its central city, and two runways in normal use.

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Chongqing Municipality has many historic war-time buildings or sites, some of which have since been destroyed.

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Local specialties here include dumplings and pickled vegetables and, different from many other Chinese cuisines, Chongqing Municipality dishes are suitable for the solo diner as they are often served in small individual sized portions.

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The only municipal-level TV network is Chongqing Municipality TV, claimed to be the 4th largest television station in China.

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Chongqing Municipality Soaring Dragons became the 20th team playing in Chinese Basketball Association in 2013.

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Chongqing Municipality Lifan is a professional Chinese soccer club that currently plays in the Chinese Super League.

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Chongqing Municipality FC was a soccer club located in the city that competed in China League One, the country's second-tier soccer division, before being relegated to the China League Two, and dissolved due to a resultant lack of funds.

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Chongqing Municipality has sister city relationships with many cities of the world including:.

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