Provinces | Chongqing Municipality

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chongqing
Chinese namechongqing
Population28,200,000
Area82,300
CapitalChongqing
Main Industriesmilitary,consumer goods
GDP14,640
Foreign Trade5,470
Ethnic minorities7%
Urbanization48%
Inner Mongolia Xinjiang Heilongjiang Jilin Gansu Liaoning Ningxia Qinghai Tibet Hebei Yunnan Shandong Sichuan Guangxi Shanxi Hainan Shaanxi Guangdong Chongqing Fujian Henan Guizhou Zhejiang Hunan Jiangsu Hubei Shanghai Jiangxi Beijing Anhui Tianjin

In 1997 the new 'municipality' of Chongqing was split away from the heavily populated province of Sichuan. It now forms the Eastern portion of Sichuan and unlike other 'municipal provinces' it has vast tracts of rural country.

The Yangzi River is the most important geographical feature, snaking its way through the mountainous terrain.

The inland location and difficult transportation has made the area somewhat isolated from the rest of China and the rest of the World.

During the Second World War and Japanese occupation the Nationalist government had their centre at Chongqing (original known as Yuzhou)

See Also:
Qutang Gorge, Yangzi River
China sage map of Chongqing

Chongqing 1945
Chongqing in 1945


Here are some historic photographs of Chongqing, click on the thumbnail to see the photograph in full


Gold Buddha
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Sampan Unloading
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Water Carrying Chongqing
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Pagoda
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Terraced Fields
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