Chongqing Municipality, abbreviated as Yu in Chinese, is located on the northeast corner of Southwest China, along the upper reaches of Yangtze River. It covers an area of over 82,300 square kilometers, and has a population of 31.64 million.
Chongqing Geography: Mountains and hills takes up most part of Chongqing and the foumous nickname of Chongqing is 'Shan Cheng', meaning 'a city of mountains and hills'. Major mountains in Chongqing area are Mount Daba Shan, Mount Wu Shan and Mount Dalou Shan. Major rivers are Yangtze River (Chang Jiang), which runs from southwest to northest across Chongqing, Jialing River, Wu River, Qi River , Qu River and Daning River. The terrain of Chongiqng slopes from south and north to the Yangtze River valley.
Chongqing Climate: Chongqing is ruled by the subtropical humid monsoon climate, characterized with blurry seasonal difference, plenty of clouds and mists. With an annual rainfall of 1,000 ~ 1,400mm, the average annual temperature is between 13-18℃, and 1 ~ 8 ℃ in January and 21 ~ 29℃ in July. Chongqing is called one of the three 'ovens' in China before of its high temperature in summers.
Chongqing Agriculture: Chongqing is a one of the major production base of grain and pork. Wheat, rice, corn and sweet potato are the major grain crops.
Chongqing Industry: Chongqing is the largest economic center in southwest China and it has the largest aluminium processing factor in Asian. Chongqing is one of the top ten electormechanical products exporting bases because of its motorcycles exportation.
Tourist Resources of Chongqing: Three Gorges of Yangtze River is one of the 'Must Sees' in China not only because of natural scenery and rich cultural relics, but also because that the Three Gorges Project is the largest water control project worldwide. Dazu Rock Carvings in Dazu County were carved in late Tang Dynasty and are now included in thw World Heritage List by UNESCO. Natural woonders at Minor Three Gorges (Xiaosanxia) in Wushan County along the Daning River and views at Mount Jinyun, Mount Simian are also attractive. Chongqing food, especially its hotpot, is well know all over China.