Provinces | Sichuan Province

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sichuan
Chinese namesichuan ['four' 'river']
Population81,300,000
Area487,700
CapitalChengdu
Main Industriesagriculture, mining
GDP12,926
Foreign Trade11,021
Ethnic minorities5%
Urbanization36%
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

Sichuan (Four rivers) Province is an important and interesting Province. It is surrounded by mountain ranges that form a natural basin. It is a large province, about the size of France and with a much higher population. Known as the 'rice bowl' of China it very heavily farmed with every precious parcel of land under cultivation. The warm climate and access to water from its many rivers make irrigation easy. The Sichuan (Szechwan in Wade Giles) cuisine is widely praised for its use of chilli and spices.

In 1997 the large size and population (over 100 million) of Sichuan led to the splitting of the new 'municipality' of Chongqing on the Yangzi as a separate administrative region.

See also :
More Information about Sichuan
China sage map of Sichuan

Hanging coffin goods
Grave goods found in hanging coffins of Bo people - middle Ming dynasty


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


Zhu Ge Liang Chengdu
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Harvest Scene Carving
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Mujiashan Hall
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Sichuan Tibet Highway
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Bamboo Grove
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Cliff Path
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Rope Bridge
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Emei Mountain
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