(Rong for Short), capital of Sichuan Province, is China's important
industrial base, covering an area of 12,390 square kilometers
and with a population of 9.4 million.
Chengdu is mountainous in the north-west area, with plains in the south-east area, and low hills in-between. It has a sub-tropical climate with an annual average temperature of 16.2 degree Celsius, and rainfall of 1.000 millimeters, and a frost-free period of about 300 days. Its mineral deposits include coal, iron, talcum, serpentine, dolomite etc. It abounds
in agricultural resources.
Chengdu's main industries comprise machinery, chemicals, metallurgy, foodstuff, textiles, and especially measuring and cutting tools, airplanes, chemical equipment,
analytical instruments, TV sets, computers, seamless-steel tubes, metal products, fertilizer, aluminum processing, electrical machines, wood-processing etc. which hold an important position in China. Chengdu is a major production base in China for commodity grains, rape seeds, and pigs, and abundant in peanuts, sesame seeds, cotton, sugar-canes etc. Famed as " Heavenly Land ", it has a rich
supply of various products.
Chengdu is a railroad hub in South-west China, and has convenient highway and air transport as well.
It's also a famous Chinese historical and cultural city, endowed with unique natural conditions and beautiful
environment. It has a pleasant climate, and exquisite lush mountains. Among its renowned scenic spots and historical sites are Marquis Wu Shrine, Thatched Cottage Du Fu, Dujiangyan Irrigation System.
Chengdu has embarked on the road of building itself into an international metropolis functioning primarily as the center, in South-West China, of science and technology, commerce, finance as well as communication and transport.