31 Facts About Chongqing


Chongqing, alternately romanized as Chungking, is a municipality in Southwest China.

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

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Chongqing 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 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 covers a large area crisscrossed by rivers and mountains.

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

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

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Chongqing has been, since 1997, a direct-controlled municipality in the Chinese administrative structure, making it a provincial-level division with commensurate political importance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Traditionally, the road network in Chongqing 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 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 is a manufacturing center for these types of vehicles.

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

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

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Chongqing 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 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 TV, claimed to be the 4th largest television station in China.

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

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

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

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