|— Sub-provincial city —|
Huaxi campus of Sichuan University
Location of Chengdu City jurisdiction (yellow) within Sichuan
Chengdu's location within China
|City seat||Qingyang District|
|- CPC Party Chief||Li Chuncheng (李春城)|
|- Mayor||Ge Honglin (葛红林)|
|- Total||12,390 km² (4,783. A sub-provincial city ( Chinese: 副省级城市 (or deputy-provincial city in the People's Republic of China, is a Prefecture-level city A Chinese character, also known as a Han character ( is a Logogram used in writing Chinese (hanzi Japanese ( Pinyin, more formally Hanyu pinyin, is the most common Standard Mandarin Romanization system in use Sichuan University ( is one of the oldest and prestigious Universities in China,located in the city of Chengdu, in the Sichuan province of the ( Postal map spelling: Szechwan and Szechuan) is a province in western China with its capital in Chengdu. Talk People's Republic of China) PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES A province, in the context of China, is a translation of sheng ( which is an administrative division ( Postal map spelling: Szechwan and Szechuan) is a province in western China with its capital in Chengdu. Qingyang District ( Chinese: 青羊区 Pinyin: Qīngyáng Qū is a district of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, China In the Politics of the People's Republic of China, a party chief (Chinese 党委书记 variously called a party boss, and officially termed the Communist Party A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Ge Honglin ( Chinese: 葛红林 Pinyin: Gě Hónglín born 1956 is a Chinese Politician and former Engineer and current Mayor of Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||500 m (1,640 ft)|
|- Density||887. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 9/km² (2,299. 6/sq mi)|
|- Major Nationalities||Han|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|GDP Total||¥ 332. The following is a list of ethnic groups in China where "China" is taken to mean areas controlled by either of the two states using "China" in their formal Han Chinese ( are an Ethnic group native to China and by most modern definitions the largest single Ethnic group in the world. China standard time or Beijing time is the Time zone observed in the People's Republic of China ( PRC) UTC+8 is a band of Timezones separated from the Greenwich Mean Time by 8 hours The Postal code for the People's Republic of China uses a numeric six-digit System for the whole country A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks 4 billion|
|GDP Per Capita||¥ 26,527|
|License Plate Prefix||川A|
Chinese: 成都; pinyin: Chéngdū; Wade-Giles: Ch'eng-tu), located in southwest People's Republic of China, is the capital of Sichuan province and a sub-provincial city. The People's Republic of China issues vehicles Licence plates at its Vehicle Management Offices under the administration of the Ministry of Public Security Pinyin, more formally Hanyu pinyin, is the most common Standard Mandarin Romanization system in use Wade-Giles (ˌweɪdˈʤaɪlz) sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization system (phonetic notation and Transcription) for the Mandarin Talk People's Republic of China) PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES ( Postal map spelling: Szechwan and Szechuan) is a province in western China with its capital in Chengdu. A province, in the context of China, is a translation of sheng ( which is an administrative division A sub-provincial city ( Chinese: 副省级城市 (or deputy-provincial city in the People's Republic of China, is a Prefecture-level city Chengdu is also one of the most important economic centers and transportation and communication hubs in Southwestern China. Southwest China ( Chinese: 西南 Pinyin: Xīnán) is a region of China defined by governmental bureaus that includes the municipality According to the 2007 Public Appraisal for Best Chinese Cities for Investment, Chengdu was chosen as one of the top ten cities to invest in, out of a total of 280 urban centers. (
More than four thousand years ago, the prehistorical Bronze Age culture of Jinsha (Chinese: 金沙; pinyin: Jīnshā) established itself in this region. The term Bronze Age refers to a period in human cultural development when the most advanced Metalworking (at least in systematic and widespread use included techniques for Pinyin, more formally Hanyu pinyin, is the most common Standard Mandarin Romanization system in use The fertile Chengdu Plain, on which Chengdu is located, is called Tianfuzhi guo (simplified Chinese: 天府之国; pinyin: Tiānfǔzhi Guó) in Chinese, which literally means "the country of heaven", or more often seen translated as "the Land of Abundance". The Chengdu Plain ( Chinese: 成都平原 Pinyin: Chéngdū Píngyuán is a plain in Sichuan, China. Pinyin, more formally Hanyu pinyin, is the most common Standard Mandarin Romanization system in use It was recently named China's 4th-most livable city by China Daily. The China Daily ( is an English-language daily newspaper published in the People's Republic of China. 
In the early 4th century BC, the 9th Kaiming king of the ancient Shu moved his capital to the city's current location from today's nearby Pixian. The Jin River ( Chinese: 锦[[wikt 江|江]] pinyin Jǐn Jiāng is a River of Sichuan, China. The Anshun Bridge ( Chinese: 安顺桥 is a Bridge in the provincial capital of Chengdu in Sichuan, China. The 4th century BC started the first day of 400 BC and ended the last day of 301 BC. Shu ( 蜀) was an ancient state in what is now Sichuan, China. Pi County ( Chinese: 郫[[wikt 县|县]] Pinyin: Pí Xiàn is a county within Chengdu City Sichuan Province China. He was said to have been inspired by the ancient story of King Tai of Zhou, Grandfather of King Wu of Zhou, moving his capital. King Wu of Zhou ( or King Wu of Chou was the first sovereign or ruler of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty. History recorded King Tai of Zhou's move as "it took a year to become a town; it took three years to become a capital". Following this, king of Shu named the new city as "Cheng Du", which means "become a capital" (In Chinese, the word "cheng" means "become", "du" means "capital"). There are, however, several versions of why the capital was moved to Chengdu, and more recent theories of the name's origin point to it as stemming from, or referring to, earlier non-Han inhabitants and/or their languages.
After the conquest of Shu by the State of Qin in 316 BC, a new city was founded by the Qin general Zhang Yi (who as a matter of fact had argued against the invasion). Shu ( 蜀) was an ancient state in what is now Sichuan, China. Qín or Ch'in ( Wade-Giles) (秦 ( 778 BC - 207 BC) was a State during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods Events By place Macedonian Empire Eumenes and Antigonus, rivals to Cassander for control of Macedonia meet in the Battle This can be seen as the beginning of the Chinese Chengdu. It was renamed Yìzhou (益州) during the Han Dynasty. The Han Dynasty ( 206 BC–220 AD followed the Qin Dynasty and preceded the Three Kingdoms in China.
During the partition following the fall of the Eastern Han Dynasty, i. The Han Dynasty ( 206 BC–220 AD followed the Qin Dynasty and preceded the Three Kingdoms in China. e. the era of the Three Kingdoms, Liu Bei founded the southwest kingdom of Shu-Han (蜀汉; 221-263) with Chengdu as its capital. The Three Kingdoms period ( is a period in the History of China, part of an era of disunity called the Six Dynasties following immediately the loss of Liu Bei (161– June 21 223) styled Xuándé (玄徳 was a general warlord and later the founding emperor of Shu Han during the Shu Han ( Traditional Chinese: 蜀漢 Pinyin: Shǔ Hàn sometimes known as the Kingdom of Shu (蜀 shǔ was one of the Three Kingdoms competing Events By Place Roman Empire June 26 — Emperor Elagabalus adopts Alexander Severus as his heir Events By Place Roman Empire The Goths invade Ephesus and destroy city and temple
During the Tang Dynasty, both the "Poet God" Li Bаí (李白) and the "Poet Sage" Dù Fǔ (杜甫) spent some part of their lives in Chengdu. The Tang Dynasty ( Middle Chinese: dhɑng (June 18 618&ndashJune 4 907 was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui Dynasty and followed by Du Fu ( 712–770 was a prominent Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty. Du Fu constructed the celebrated "Caotáng" (?? or grass-hut) in the second year of his four-years stay (759-762). Events By Place Europe The Franks capture Narbonne; the Saracens are completely driven out of France. Events By Place Asia Abbasid caliph Al-Mansur founds a new capital at Baghdad, Iraq. But today's Caotang, a rather sumptuous house in the traditional style, was only constructed in 1078 in memory of Du Fu.
Chengdu was also the birthplace of the first widely used paper money in the world (Northern Song Dynasty, around A. Paper Money is the second album by the band Montrose. It was released in 1974 and was the last album to feature Sammy Hagar as lead vocalist The Song Dynasty ( Wade-Giles: Sung Ch'ao was a ruling dynasty in China between 960&ndash1279 CE it succeeded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms D. 960).
Two rebel leaders, one around the end of Song Dynasty, the other near the end of Ming Dynasty, set up the capitals of their short-lived kingdoms here, called Dàshu (大蜀) and Dàxi (大西), respectively. The Song Dynasty ( Wade-Giles: Sung Ch'ao was a ruling dynasty in China between 960&ndash1279 CE it succeeded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms The Ming Dynasty ( or Empire of the Great Ming ( was the ruling dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644 following the collapse of the Mongol -led
During the Second World War the Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist) government under Chiang Kai-shek fled to Sichuan Province to escape the invading Japanese forces. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Chiang Kai-shek ( POJ: Chiúⁿ Kài-se̍k Jyutping: zoeng2gaai3sek6 GCB ( October 31, 1887 &ndash ( Postal map spelling: Szechwan and Szechuan) is a province in western China with its capital in Chengdu. They brought with them businesspeople, workers and academics, who founded many of the industries and cultural institutions which continue to make Chengdu an important center. However, the city soon became a symbol of Nationalist corruption and ineffectiveness.
In 1944 the American XX Bomber Command launched Operation Matterhorn, an ambitious plan to base B-29 Superfortresses at Chengdu and strategically bomb the Japanese Home Islands. The XX Bomber Command (XX BC is an inactive United States Air Force unit This article deals with the World War II Operation Matterhorn The, which forms the Country of Japan, extends roughly from northeast to southwest along the northeastern coast of the Eurasia mainland washing upon the northwestern Because it required a massive airlift of fuel and supplies over the Himalayas, it was not a great military success, but it did earn Chengdu the distinction of launching the first serious retaliation against the Japanese homeland.
Chengdu was the last city on the Chinese mainland to be held by the Kuomintang-controlled government. Mainland China, Continental China, the Chinese mainland or simply the mainland, is a geopolitical term synonymous with the area that is under the jurisdiction R.O.C. President Chiang Kai-shek and his son Chiang Ching-kuo directed the defence of the city at Chengdu Central Military Academy until 1949, when the city fell into Communist hands. REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES Chiang Kai-shek ( POJ: Chiúⁿ Kài-se̍k Jyutping: zoeng2gaai3sek6 GCB ( October 31, 1887 &ndash Chiang Ching-kuo ( POJ: ChiúⁿKeng-kok ( April 27 1, 1910 – January 13, 1988) Kuomintang (KMT Politician Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The People's Liberation Army took the city on December 10 and the remnants of the Nationalist Chinese government fled to Taiwan. The People's Liberation Army ( PLA) ( is the unified Military organization of all land sea and air forces of the People's Republic of China. Taiwan ( Taiwanese: Tâi-oân/Tāi-oân (historically 大灣/台員/大員/台圓/大圓/台窩灣 is an Island in East Asia.
Today the industrial base is very broad, including light and heavy manufacturing, aluminum smelting and chemicals. The textile industry remains important, with cotton and wool milling added to the traditional manufacturing of silk brocade and satin.
Today it is the headquarters of the Chengdu Military Region. See also PLA Military Region The Chengdu Military Region is a military administrative command located in the southwest of the People's Republic of China
On May 12, 2008, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck causing damage to the area, killing 4276 people and injuring 26,413 in the area as of May 24, 2008. Events 1191 - Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The 2008 Sichuan earthquake ( or " Great Sichuan Earthquake " which measured at 8 Events 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1276 - Magnus Ladulås is crowned 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 4021 of the casualties and most of the property damage were from Dujiangyan and Pengzhou, two suburban cities of Chengdu. .
Chengdu is situated at the western edge of the Sichuan Basin. Dujiangyan ( is an Irrigation infra-structure built in 256 BC during the Warring States Period of China by the Kingdom of Qin A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a site (such as a Forest, Mountain, Lake, Desert, Monument, Building, complex Mount Qingcheng ( is a mountain in Dujiangyan, Sichuan, China. The Sichuan basin ( Chinese: 四川盆地 is a lowland region in southwestern China. It is therefore sheltered from northwest winds from Siberia in winter by the Qinling Mountains to the north. Siberia (Сиби́рь Sibir) is the name given to the vast region constituting almost all of Northern Asia and for the most part currently serving The Qinling Mountains ( are a major Mountain range located mainly in the Eastern province of Shaanxi, in China. The climate is mild and humid. The short winter is milder than in the Lower Yangtze because of the sheltering effect of the Qinling. Snow is rare but there are a few periods of frost each winter. The summer is longer, but not as hot as in cities such as Wuhan and Nanjing in the Lower Yangtse downstream. ( is the capital of Hubei province and is the most populous city in central People's Republic of China. ( Chinese: 南京 Romanizations Nánjīng ( Pinyin) Nan-ching ( Wade-Giles Average daytime highs are 10°C (49°F) in January and 30°C (85°F) in July. Rainfall is reliable year round but peaks in the summer months.
Chengdu has one of the lowest sunshine totals in China (less sunshine annually than London), and most days are cloudy even if without rain. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. This is especially so in the winter months, when it is typically interminably grey and dreary. Spring (Mar-Apr) tends to be sunnier, warmer and drier than autumn (Oct-Nov).
In the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-23 AD), brocade produced in Chengdu enjoyed great popularity among the royal and elite class in China. Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven Fabrics often made in colored Silks and with or without Gold and Silver threads The Han Dynasty ( 206 BC–220 AD followed the Qin Dynasty and preceded the Three Kingdoms in China. Emperor installed Jin Guan (an official in charge of brocade production) to oversee brocade production in Chengdu. Since then, Chengdu has been called "Jin Guan Cheng" (Brocade Official's City), or in its short form, "Jin Cheng" (Brocade city).
In the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period (907-960), Mengchang, the king of the Later Shu Kingdom, ordered the planting of hibiscus on the fortress wall surrounding the city. Hibiscus, or rosemallow, is a large genus of about 200&ndash220 species of Flowering plants in the family Malvaceae (the mallow family Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms ( 907-960 was an era of political upheaval in China, beginning in the Tang Dynasty and ending in the Song Dynasty. Later Shu (Hou Shu 後蜀 was one of the Ten Kingdoms during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period in China from 907 to 960. See also List of cities with defensive walls A defensive wall is a Fortification used to defend a city or settlement from potential aggressors After this, Chengdu started being referred as the City of Hibiscus. Nowadays, the hibiscus is still the city flower of Chengdu. But the last city wall was torn down in the 1960s along with the Royal Palace situated in the middle of the city.
The aforementioned "previous names" are not formal names, however, but are more accurately thought of as nicknames. The name "Chengdu" has never changed during thousands years since the city was founded, and the city has always been in the same location.
People from Chengdu (or Sichuan, in general) tend to eat spicy. Many local specialties include Grandma Chen's Bean Curd (Mapo doufu), Chengdu Hot pot, and Carrying Pole Noodles (Dan Dan Noodles). Mapo doufu (Mapo tofu is a popular Chinese dish from the Sichuan (Szechuan province For the style of "hot pot" cooking that uses a clay pot see Clay pot cooking. Dan dan noodles is a classic dish of Chinese Sichuan cuisine.
An article by the Los Angeles Times (2006) called Chengdu "China's party city". The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily Newspaper published in Los Angeles California and distributed  Chengdu outnumbers Shanghai in the number of tea houses and bars despite having less than half the population. A tea house or tearoom is a venue centered on drinking Tea. Their function varies widely depending on the culture and some cultures have a variety of distinct The inhabitants have a reputation both within Sichuan and in China at large for having a laid back attitude and for knowing how to enjoy life.
The main industries in Chengdu - which include food, medicine, machinery and the information technology - are supported by numerous large-scale enterprises, such as Chengdu Sugar and Wine Co. . Ltd. , Chengdu Food Group, Sichuan Medicine Co. Ltd. , Chengdu Automobile Co. Ltd. etc. Many high-tech enterprises from outside Chengdu are also beginning to settle down there.
The National Development and Reform Commission has formally approved Chengdu's proposed establishment of a national bio-industry base there. The National Development and Reform Commission ( NDRC)( Chinese:国家发展和改革委员会 Pinyin:Guójiā Fāzhǎn hé Gǎigé Wěiyuánhuì formerly China's aviation industries have begun construction of a high-tech industrial park in the city that will feature space and aviation technology. The local government plans to attract overseas and domestic companies for service outsourcing and become a well-known service outsourcing base in China and worldwide.
Chengdu has long been established as a national base for electronic and IT industry. Several key national electronic R&D institutes are located in Chengdu. Chengdu's Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone has attracted a variety of multinationals, including Intel, IBM, NOKIA, Alcatel, Motorola, SAP, and Microsoft, as well as domestic powerhouses such as Lenovo. International Business Machines Corporation abbreviated IBM and nicknamed "Big Blue", is a multinational Computer Technology Nokia Corporation (pronunciation /'nɔkiɑ/),,) is a Finnish multinational Communications Corporation, headquartered Alcatel-Lucent is one of the world's biggest industry players in Telecommunications that provides hardware software and services to Service Providers Enterprises and Motorola Inc ( is an American, multinational Fortune 100, Telecommunications company based in Schaumburg Illinois. SAP AG (,) is the largest European Software enterprise and the fourth largest in the world with headquarters in Walldorf, Germany Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational Computer technology Corporation, which rose to dominate the Home computer Lenovo Group Limited (,) is China's largest and the world's fourth largest Personal computer manufacturer after Hewlett-Packard and Dell of the U Intel's Chengdu factory is its second one after its Shanghai factory in China and the first such large-scale foreign investment in electronic industry in interior mainland China.
Over the past few years, Chengdu's economy has flourished rapidly. Chengdu has been quick to become a major base for communication infrastructure, with one of China's nine top level postal centers and one of six national telecom exchanges.
In 2009, Chengdu will host the World Cyber Games Grand Final. It's the first time China hosts the world's largest computer and video game festival.
Chengdu features the IT outsourcing services, based on its large talent pool, government support, and relatively high quality of life. Outsourcing is Subcontracting a process such as product design or Manufacturing, to a Third-party company Quality of life is the degree of well-being felt by an individual or group of people Recently, HiSoft Technology International Ltd. Hisoft Systems was a software company based in the UK creators of a range of programming tools for microcomputers in 1980s and 1990s , a global IT service provider, opened a Global Development Center in Chengdu. The company said that it will establish a strong presence in southwest China, and develop a more comprehensive IT outsourcing service platform.
Chengdu is now building itself to be the financial hub for Western People's Republic of China and has successfully attracted major international financial institutions, including Citigroup, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, United Overseas Bank (Singapore). HSBC Holdings plc ( (,,,) is a Public limited company incorporated in England and Wales, headquartered in London. Standard Chartered Bank (, is a British Bank headquartered in London with operations in more than seventy countries United Overseas Bank Limited ( Simplified Chinese: 大华银行有限公司 Pinyin: Dàhuá Yínháng Yǒuxìan Gōngsī abbreviated as UOB (Simplified Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (Singapore), ABN AMRO, Bank of East Asia, BNP Paribas, etc. The Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited ( ( Simplified Chinese: 华侨银行有限公司 abbreviated as OCBC Bank (华侨银行 is a Publicly listed ABN AMRO is a Dutch bank currently owned by RFS Holdings BV, a consortium of Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Fortis Bank Nederland, and Banco Santander The Bank of East Asia Limited ( ( often abbreviated to BEA, is the largest independent local Bank and the third largest bank in Hong Kong. BNP Paribas () is one of the main Banks in Europe. It was created on 23 May 2000 through the merger of Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP and Paribas
Historically, Chengdu has marked its name in the history of financial innovation. The world’s first ever paper currency 'Jiao Zi' was seen in Chengdu in the year 1023, during the Song Dynasty of Ancient China. The Song Dynasty ( Wade-Giles: Sung Ch'ao was a ruling dynasty in China between 960&ndash1279 CE it succeeded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms
Now, Chengdu is not only the gateway of Western People's Republic of China for foreign financial institutions, but also a booming town for Chinese domestic financial firms. The Chinese monetary authority, People's Bank of China (China’s central bank), set its southwest China headquarters in Chengdu City. The People's Bank of China ( PBC or PBOC) ( is the Central bank of the People's Republic of China (not to be confused with the Bank In addition, almost all domestic banks and securities brokerage firms located their regional headquarters or branches in Chengdu. At the same time, the local financial firms of Chengdu are strengthening their presences nationally, notably, West China Securities, GuoJin Securities and Chengdu Commercial Bank. Moreover, on top of banks and brokerage firms, the flourish of local economy lured more and more financial service firms to the city to capitalize on the economic growth. KPMG opened this first west China office in Chengdu City this October, and before the inauguration of KPMG Chengdu office, its rival, Ernst & Young, had already integrated Chengdu into its global operation for several years. KPMG is one of the largest Professional services firms in the world Ernst & Young is one of the largest Professional services firms in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, along with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC,
Located within the city limits is the Chengdu Aircraft Company which produces the recently declassified J-10 Fighter. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout The company is one of the major manufacturers of Chinese Military aviation technology.
The Chengdu Statistics Bureau reports that the total investment in fixed assets in 2006 was 189. 95 billion yuan (US$25. 13 billion). Domestic investment was 72. 84 billion yuan (US$9. 65 billion), an increase of 71. 1 percent from 2005. The total amount of foreign direct investment reached 5. 74 billion yuan (US$0. 76 billion), an increase of 36. 6 percent from 2005. The total amount of revenue in the first half of 2007 stands at 13. 15 billion yuan (US$1. 74 billion), of which 32 percent came from state-owned enterprises and 25. 5 percent came from enterprises with foreign equities. Both components of revenue increased by almost 80 percent, as compared with the previous year.
Chengdu's transportation network is well developed, and it is the start of many national highways, with major routes going from Sichuan-Shanxi, Sichuan-Tibet, and Sichuan-Yunnan.
For the year 2007, Chengdu announced the official launch of 37 significant projects, including the Chengdu-Jianyang Expressway, to accelerate the construction of the experimental district. This will try to solve the current transportation problem, which is proving to be the bottleneck in Jianyang's development. Jianyang may refer to Jianyang Fujian, city in Nanping Fujian China Jianyang Sichuan, city in Ziyang Sichuan China Development of major tunnels and the Longquan Lake scenic spot has also been planned to integrate Jianyang better into the Chengdu economic circle. Scenic is the first full-length Album by Denver Harbor, released on October 12 2004 on Universal Records.
Several major road projects were mentioned in the paper: a 15 km tunnel from Shuangliu Taiping to Jianyang Sancha Lake; alteration of the National Expressway 321, from Jiangyang to Longquanyi, totaling 26 kilometers. Longquanyi District ( Chinese: 龙泉驿区 is a District of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, China. There will also be a road that connects Longquan Town to Longquan Lake - it will be connected to the Chengdu-Jianyang Expressway and it will shorten the journey by 10 kilometers. It undecided whether drivers will have to pay to access the road.
Four expressways, connecting the center of Chengdu to its suburbs, will be completed by the end of 2008. The four expressways, will be open to the public by the end of December are the Chenglin Expressway, extensions of Guanghua Avenue and the Shawan Line, and an expressway from Chengdu to Heilongtan.
A subway system with seven lines is planned for Chengdu. Line 1 is under construction. See Chengdu Metro. Chengdu Metro ( Chinese: 成都地铁 is a metro system in Chengdu currently under construction
The city is also turning into an important hub for air travel in China. China Southern Airlines, says it is planning to add a Beijing-Chengdu route, while Chengdu Municipal Committee of Communication has announced that 3E Airlines will launch an international cargo air route, from Chengdu to Europe and America in August. Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu is one of the major national airports in China.
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the fifth busiest and the sixth largest airport in mainland China, after Beijing Capital, Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai Hongqiao, Guangzhou Baiyun and Shenzhen Bao'an. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport) is the major airport in Chengdu, China. Beijing Capital International Airport, ( is the main international Airport that serves the capital city of Beijing, People's Republic of China. Shanghai Pudong International Airport ( ( is a major Aviation hub in Asia, particularly in the East Asian region and is the primary international Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport ( Simplified Chinese: 上海虹桥国际机场 Traditional Chinese: 上海虹橋國際機場 Pinyin: Shànghǎi Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport ( is the main airport of Guangzhou, the capital of the province of Guangdong, People's Republic of China. Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport ( formerly named Shenzhen Huangtian Airport) is located near Huangtian and Fuyong villages in Bao'an District, Shenzhen In 2006, the passenger volume at Chengdu Shuangliu reached 16. 28 million, making it one of the world's 100 busiest airports by passenger traffic. The thirty world's busiest airports by passenger traffic are measured by number of total passengers (data provided by Airports Council International)
Currently, there are direct international flights connecting, Chengdu to Singapore (SilkAir and Air China), Chengdu to Bangkok (Thai Airways International), Chengdu to Tokyo (Air China), Chengdu to Seoul (Asiana Airlines and Air China), Chengdu to Phnom Penh (Angkor Airways), Chengdu to Amsterdam (KLM: Royal Dutch Airlines). Singapore SilkAir (Singapore Private Limited is an Airline based in Singapore. Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan. Bangkok, known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (krūŋtʰêːp máhǎːnákʰɔn) or Krung Thep ( for short is the Capital, largest Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (การบินไทย ( SET: THAI is the national air carrier of Thailand, operating out officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. Seoul ( soʊl is the Capital and largest City of South Korea. Asiana Airlines (; formerly Seoul Airlines) is an Airline based in Seoul, South Korea and is one of South Korea 's two major Phnom Penh ( Khmer: ភ្នំពេញ official Romanization Phnum Pénh; pʰnum pɯɲ is the Capital Angkor Airways Corporation is a defunct Airline based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west KLM Royal Dutch Airlines ( Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English translation The Chengdu to Kuala Lumpur route with Malaysia Airlines was canceled on November 29, 2006. Kuala Lumpur (ˈkwɑːləlʊmˈpʊər Malay /kwɑlɑlʊmpʊ/ and locally /kwɑləlʊmpɔ/ or even /kɔlɔmpɔ/ or often abbreviated as K Malaysia Airlines (MAS ( Malay:Syarikat Penerbangan Malaysia Chinese:马来西亚航空公司) is the Flag carrier of Malaysia. Events 1777 - San Jose California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Chengdu to Manila (Philippine Airlines) began on March 18, 2008. The City of Manila Philippine Airlines Inc (abbreviated PAL) also known historically as Philippine Air Lines, is the national airline of the Philippines Events 37 - The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius ' will and proclaims Caligula emperor 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
There are also intraregional flights connecting Chengdu to Hong Kong (Dragonair, Hong Kong Express and Air China) and Macau (Air Macau). Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders Dragonair A330-300 B-HWGJPG|right|thumb|Dragonair Airbus A330-300]] For the Pokémon of the same name see Dragonair. Hong Kong Express Airways Limited ( Chinese 香港快運航空有限公司 previously 港聯航空 is an Airline based in Hong Kong. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Macau topics. Air Macau Company Limited ( is an Airline based in Macau. It is the flag carrier of Macau operating services to 12 destinations in mainland China
Chengdu plans to build an airport in Jintang County with six runways. Upon its completion, it will take less than 30 minutes to travel from Jintang to Chengdu downtown area. 
Note: Institutions without full-time bachelor programs are not listed. Sichuan University ( is one of the oldest and prestigious Universities in China,located in the city of Chengdu, in the Sichuan province of the Sichuan Normal University (SNU ( Chinese: 四川师范大学 is a university in Sichuan, China. Southwest Jiaotong University 西南交通大学 Pinyin xī'nán jiāotōng dàxué is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in mainland China. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China ( Chinese: 电子科技大学 is located in Chengdu, China Southwestern University of Finance and Economics ( Chinese: 西南财经大学 Pinyin: Xīnán Cáijīng Dàxué locally known as SWUFE, is a university Southwest University for Nationalities is a small university located in Chengdu, the capital city of the Sichuan province Sichuan International Studies University (四川外语学院 is a public university located in Chongqing and Chengdu, China. Chengdu Sport University (成都体育大学 formerly the Chengdu Institute of Physical Education (成都体育学院 has a history of more than 60 years is situated in the Xihua University is now a leading university in Sichuan province People's Republic of China, in the areas of engineering science and business administration
The United States Consulate General at Chengdu opened on October 16, 1985. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) It was the first foreign consulate in west-central China since 1949. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Currently seven countries have consulates in Chengdu. The United Kingdom also opened a visa application center in Chengdu. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A Pakistani consulate will be opened soon.
|United States Consulate General Chengdu||1986||Sichuan/Chongqing/Yunnan/Guizhou/Tibet|
|Germany Consulate General Chengdu||2003||Sichuan/Chongqing/Yunnan/Guizhou|
|Republic of Korea Consulate General Chengdu||2004||Sichuan/Chongqing/Yunnan/Guizhou|
|Thailand Consulate General Chengdu||2004||Sichuan/Chongqing|
|France Consulate General Chengdu||2005||Sichuan/Chongqing/Yunnan/Guizhou|
|Singapore Consulate Chengdu||2006||Sichuan|
|Pakistan Consulate General Chengdu||2007||Sichuan/Chongqing/Yunnan/Guizhou/Tibet|
In 1979, Chengdu signed a sister city agreement with Montpellier, France, the first pair of Sino-French sister cities. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) ( Postal map spelling: Szechwan and Szechuan) is a province in western China with its capital in Chengdu. Chongqing ( Postal map spelling: Chungking; Wade-Giles: Ch'ung-ch'ing) is the largest and most populous of the People's Republic of China ( also spelled Kweichow) is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the southwestern part of the country Definitions of Tibet See also Definitions of Tibet Name In English The English word Tibet, like the word for Tibet in most European Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ( Postal map spelling: Szechwan and Szechuan) is a province in western China with its capital in Chengdu. Chongqing ( Postal map spelling: Chungking; Wade-Giles: Ch'ung-ch'ing) is the largest and most populous of the People's Republic of China ( also spelled Kweichow) is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the southwestern part of the country South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " ( Postal map spelling: Szechwan and Szechuan) is a province in western China with its capital in Chengdu. Chongqing ( Postal map spelling: Chungking; Wade-Giles: Ch'ung-ch'ing) is the largest and most populous of the People's Republic of China ( also spelled Kweichow) is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the southwestern part of the country The Kingdom of Thailand (ˈtaɪlænd ราชอาณาจักรไทย, râːtɕʰa-ʔaːnaːtɕɑ̀k-tʰɑj "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " ( Postal map spelling: Szechwan and Szechuan) is a province in western China with its capital in Chengdu. Chongqing ( Postal map spelling: Chungking; Wade-Giles: Ch'ung-ch'ing) is the largest and most populous of the People's Republic of China This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. ( Postal map spelling: Szechwan and Szechuan) is a province in western China with its capital in Chengdu. Chongqing ( Postal map spelling: Chungking; Wade-Giles: Ch'ung-ch'ing) is the largest and most populous of the People's Republic of China ( also spelled Kweichow) is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the southwestern part of the country Singapore Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ( Postal map spelling: Szechwan and Szechuan) is a province in western China with its capital in Chengdu. Pakistan () officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia, Southwest Asia, Middle East and Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ( Postal map spelling: Szechwan and Szechuan) is a province in western China with its capital in Chengdu. Chongqing ( Postal map spelling: Chungking; Wade-Giles: Ch'ung-ch'ing) is the largest and most populous of the People's Republic of China ( also spelled Kweichow) is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the southwestern part of the country Definitions of Tibet See also Definitions of Tibet Name In English The English word Tibet, like the word for Tibet in most European Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Montpellier ( Occitan Montpelhièr) is a City in the south of France. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Later Chengdu signed sister city agreements with cities in ten countries, as well as signing a friendly region agreement with the Dalarna province in Sweden. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Chengdu has had many friendly exchanges with the sister cities. Montpellier, for example, has a Chengdu Street and a Chengdu Plaza. Montpellier ( Occitan Montpelhièr) is a City in the south of France. The soccer team Chengdu Blades is owned by Sheffield United F.C.