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  Chongqing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The population of the urban area of Chongqing proper was estimated at 3.4 million in 2004, ranking approximately as the 10th largest urban area of China.
Chongqing is said to be the semi-mythical State of Ba that began in 11th century BC, when the Ba people began living here until they were destroyed by the State of Qin in 316 BC.
Chongqing was the provisional capital of the government of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek during World War II (Second Chinese-Japanese War) and was heavily bombed by the Japanese Air Force.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chongqing   (1115 words)

 Chongqing Information - TextSheet.com
Chongqing (重慶/重庆 chong2 qing4; Ch'ung-ch'ing; Chungking) is the largest and most populous of the People's Republic of China's four municipalities, which have provincial-level status.
Chongqing is said to be the semi-mythical State of Ba (巴國) that began in 11th century BC, when the Ba people began living here until they were destroyed by the State of Qin.
For three years, Chongqing had been a sub-provincial city of Sichuan Province, until March 14, 1997, as decided in the Eighth National People's Congress, the original Chongqing City was merged with the neighbouring Fuling, Wanxian, and Qianjiang that had been governed by Chongqing City on behalf of the province since September of the previous year.
www.medbuster.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chongqing.html   (551 words)

 Municipality of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Direct-controlled municipalities are the highest-level cities in China, with status equal to that of the provinces.
Current municipalities are: Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing of the People's Republic of China and Kaohsiung and Taipei of the Republic of China.
Chongqing, is larger in size than the smallest province, Hainan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Municipality_of_China   (517 words)

 Chongqing Travel Guide: Chongqing Hotel, Map, Climate, Pictures,Tour...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chongqing is a port city with the largest municipal area and population in China.
Perched beside the Yangtze, the "Golden River," Chongqing symbolizes Yangtze River civilizations and is the cradle of Bayu culture.
Chongqing is ready to be the pilot in the Western China Development to usher in more investors and visitors.
www.travelchinaguide.com /cityguides/chongqing.htm   (394 words)

 Chongqing City China - China tourist & travel guide for Chongqing City, China
Located in the south-east Sichuan basin, Chongqing is a municipality directly under the Central Government, and is China's important industrial base, with an area of 23,114 square kilometers and a population of 30 million.
Chongqing's main topography is hilly land sloping from the south and north towards the Yangtze River valley.
Chongqing is the largest commercial center and land and water communication hub in South-West China.
www.orientaltravel.com /China/Chongqing.htm   (234 words)

 China Province - Region, Regional   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Geography: Chongqing is situated in the southeastern part of Sichuan Province and Sanxia (the Three Gorges) area on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River.
Chongqing's terrain slopes from south and north to the Yangtze River featuring hills, flat land and mountains.
Chongqing is one of China's old industrial bases with heavy industry in the main, and has a complete industrial setup.
www.chinatravelsmart.com /province/content_815406.shtml   (390 words)

 Chongqing Urban Environment Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chongqing Municipality, originally part of Sichuan Province, was promoted to municipality rank in March 1997, giving it a status similar to the municipalities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin.
Chongqing now forms part of an emerging urban industrial corridor which stretches northwest to Chengdu City in Sichuan Province, and is increasingly affected by the Three Gorges Dam construction and related resettlement and infrastructure investments to the northeast.
The municipality now encourages the creation of financially autonomous municipal companies, but such companies tend to lose money due to weak financial and operational management and relatively high per capita water demand, which in part is the result of low tariffs which do not induce efficient water use.
www.worldbank.org /nipr/china/pids/chongue.htm   (2760 words)

 Chongqing Municipality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chongqing became a municipality reporting directly to the central government in 1997.
However 97% of Chongqing is rural with 24 million in the rural area.
Chongqing is one of the "Three Furnaces" of China with temperatures over 100F in the summer.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Provinces/Province-Chongqing.html   (170 words)

 Chongqing Sister City Report
Chongqing is one of the old industrial bases in China, where three pillar industries have taken shape: machine-building industry with automobile and motorcycle manufacturing as the principal part; chemical industry placing emphasis on natural gas chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry; and metallurgical industry represented by quality steels and aluminum materials.
Chongqing has 43 universities and colleges, 1,000 scientific research institutions and over 400,000 scientists and technical experts, serving as a solid educational and technological base to its industry and dynamic economy.
Chongqing successfully hosted the 3rd conference of the General Assembly of the Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace (AAPP) in April 2002, reaffirming its status as a global city.
www.cityofseattle.net /tda/trade_info/TBfrontsisterchongqing.htm   (3616 words)

 City hosts discussions on Asia Pacific growth
Chongqing Municipality took a symbolic step forward yesterday when the 2005 Asia Pacific Cities Summit opened in the city.
"Chongqing is both a big urban city and a big rural area," said Huang, referring to its overall population of 30 million and its vast countryside.
All agreed that Chongqing is in a unique position to grow into a global player as the city, functioning as a hub for China's vast hinterland, gallops forward economically.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2005-10/13/content_484597.htm   (525 words)

 History of Chongqing Municipality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chongqing lies at the confluence of the Yangzi and Jialing Rivers in the southeast of the Sichuan Basin with a population of 30,000,000.
To commemorate the two happy events, he renamed the city as Chongqing which, in Chinese, literarily means double jubilation.
Chongqing is a beautiful mountain city built on hillsides and along riverbanks.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Tourism/Chongqing-char.html   (428 words)

Chongqing was originally built on a steep mountainous peninsula at the confluence of Changjiang and Jialingjiang rivers (from where it expanded to south of the Changjiang and north of the Jialingjiang).
Chongqing is essentially a transit point to visit areas like Dazu (which is part of the Chongqing Municipality) and the Three Gorges area (which will soon be part of Chongqing Municipality).
The Red Crag Village was the Chongqing base of the South China Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee, as well as the office of the Eight Route Army from 1939 to 1946, during the period of official co-operation between the CCP and Kuomintang.
weecheng.com /asia/sichuan2/cq2.htm   (1110 words)

 Chongqing Travel Guide, China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With 7 districts, 11 counties and 3 county-level municipalities under its jurisdiction at present, Chongqing is the industrial and commercial centre and foreign trade port in the upper reaches of the Changjing River.
Chongqing rich and diversified tourist facilities include over 96 travel agencies, 23 tourist hotels which are entitled to receive foreign guests, 50 other appointed institutions and units that are foreign-related, over 360 deluxe tourist coaches of various kinds, Sichuan dishes, huoguo, and over 100 local snacks.
Chongqing neighbors Hubei and Hunan in the east, and Guizhou in the south, it neighbors Sichuan in the west and Shaxi in the north.
www.cnhomestay.com /city/cityguides/chongqing.htm   (4891 words)

Chongqing, the most recently established municipality directly under the Central Government since 1997, is the largest administrative municipality in China with a population of 30.9 million.
Chongqing is strategically located in the upper reaches of the Yangzi River.
Chongqing has received a great deal of financial and policy support from the Central Government, enabling its economy to grow rapidly and increasingly compete with Chengdu.
www.export.gov /china/chengducontacts.asp   (438 words)

 Chongqing: My Home Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Until the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Chongqing and the surrounding area was alternately an independent state, part of an empire based in northern China, or part of a central Chinese empire.
Chongqing natives speak a dialect of Southern Mandarin Chinese, which is said to be "quite intelligible" to speakers of Northern (Standard) Mandarin.
Because of their rough tones, people speaking the Chongqing dialect are said to talk like baby boys, while the softer sounding dialect in nearby Chengdu is compared to the speech of young girls.
www.magma.ca /~mtooker/cities/chongqin.htm   (776 words)

 A Tour of the Mountain City - Chongqing travel guide - China travel guide, Chongqing China travel services, Chongqing ...
Chongqing is a famous historical and cultural city.
Eling Mountain, the commanding post of Central Chongqing, is an ideal spot to admire Chongqing Harbor, where the Changjiang and Jialing rivers join forces, and a night view of Chongqing.
In 1997, when Chongqing was designated as a municipality directly under the central government, a modern square with a beautiful environment was built in front of the auditorium.
www.chinaplanner.com /chongqing/chq_moci.htm   (463 words)

 Chongqing - China Tour - Travel to China
Chongqing (zh-stpw t=重慶 s=重庆 p=Ch?ngq?ng w=Ch'ung-ch'ing; Postal System Pinyin: Chungking) is the largest and most populous of the People's Republic of China's four municipality of Chinamunicipalities, which have provinces of Chinaprovincial-level status.
Chongqing was the provisional capital of Chinacapital of the government of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek during World War II (Second Chinese-Japanese War) and was heavily bombed by the Japanese Air Force.
Located on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau, Chongqing is intersected by the Jialing River and the upper reaches of the Yangtze RiverYangtze.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Chongqing   (1189 words)

 Asian Labour News: China: Nine people dead or missing in chlorine blast in Chongqing [update 1]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The three injured in the explosion at a chemical plant, where chlorine gas first started leaking Thursday night, in southwestern Chongqing Municipality on Friday afternoon, were out of danger and 30,000 evacuators will live in tents to pass the night, according to the rescue headquarters.
The monitoring result from the municipal environment departmentshows the water and air in the urban areas of Chongqing is still safe with the effective disinfecting measures.
Sources acknowledged that the municipal government planned to move the chemical plant with a force of about 2,000 workers from downtown areas to Wanzhou district, a new city zone located in the Three Gorges Reservoir area.
www.asianlabour.org /archives/001447.html   (1713 words)

 Indian Television dot com's Technology Update : Chongqing cable to deliver digital TV with NDS technology
"Chongqing is the most populous municipality under the Central Government of China with a unique position in driving the development of the western region.
Chongqing municipality is one of only four municipalities in China that reports directly to the central government, rather than provincial government.
Chongqing Cable TV network covers the entire 40 districts and counties of Chongqing municipality.
www.indiantelevision.com /tec/y2k3/jan/jantec23.htm   (617 words)

 People's Daily Online -- UK's west China strategy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Christopher Hum, British Ambassador in China, was very "happy with the relationship between UK and Chongqing municipality in southwest China".
He recognized that the joint efforts of the British Consulate-General in Chongqing and the local municipal government had proved that their decision of having this office there absolutely wise.
Wang Hongju, mayor of Chongqing, expressed his hope that the office would serve as a "window, bridge and tie" better to bring "more extensive, closer and more frequent" contacts between the city and the rest of the world.
english1.peopledaily.com.cn /200503/24/eng20050324_178074.html   (1668 words)

 News & Events - More developed countries open consulates in western China (06/12/2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chen said that Chongqing has set aside an area of 80 hectares for foreign consular establishments, while maintaining the largest foreign affairs department in the western part of the country.
China made Chongqing its fourth municipality in 1997, aiming at turning it into an economic hub in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, China's longest, and the southwestern part of the country.
The municipality opened an air route to Germany's Munich in April, the first direct air route between western China and Europe.
www.chinahouston.org /news/2000611195246.html   (245 words)

 Chongqing : Introduction | Frommers.com
Chóngqìng Municipality, 334km (208 miles) SE of Chéngdu, 1,346km (836 miles) S of Xi'an, 1,000km (620 miles) upstream of Three Gorges Dam
If other major cities in China are undergoing face-lifts, Chóngqìng is having radical reconstructive surgery: In 1997, it became the fourth city to achieve the status of municipality (after Beijing, Tianjin, and Shànghai).
With summers so hot it's been dubbed one of China's Three Furnaces, and streets so steep that no one rides a bike, terrain and weather were once its chief claims to fame.
www.frommers.com /destinations/chongqing/3416010001.html   (449 words)

 Chongqing Municipality China - China tourist & travel guide for Chongqing Municipality, China
Chongqing Municipality China - China tourist & travel guide for Chongqing Municipality, China
It is situated in the confluence between the Yangtze River and the Jialingjiang River.
On 14th of March, 1997, Chongqing was officially proclaimed the fourth municipality directly under the jurisdiction of the Central Government.
www.orientaltravel.com /province/Chongqing.htm   (268 words)

 About Chongqing
for its steep hills, Chongqing is located at the confluence of the Yangtze (Changjiang) and Jialing rivers in Southwest China.
This core city of 6 million people is the industrial and commercial hub for the Municipality of Chongqing, a province-level jurisdiction (about the size of Maine) that extends eastward to the fabled Three Gorges of the Yangtze and encompasses a population of 32 million.
A volunteer Board of Directors governs SCSCA and plans exchange programs and local activities for members and the community.
www.scsca.org /about_chongqing.htm   (165 words)

 Chongqing (550000)?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chongqing (550000?) is a new Municipality with provincial-level status, established in 1996.
It consists of what were the three eastern/southeastern prefectures of Sichuan Province: Wanxian Diqu, Qianjiang Diqu, Fuling Diqu and the prefectural-level municipality of Chongqing Shi.
Chongqing was the largest city in Sichuan Province and a huge industrial centre, and its municipality now has provincial-level status (the same status as Beijing, Tianjin, and Shanghai).
www.asian.gu.edu.au /provs/550000.htm   (133 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chongqing was part of Sichuan and it had the 811 city code until 8 March 1997.
In April 1997, Chongqing became the fourth municipality under the direct jurisdiction of the central government.
All counties in Chongqing with old 811 code now has the new 23 code.
www.neurophys.wisc.edu /~cai/phone/b5/b5_CQ.html   (84 words)

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