Name: Chengdu (成都; Chéngdū (/chung-dew/)
Meaning: 'become a capital city'
Previous names:Daxu, Daxi
Two pandas in Bifengxia Giant Panda Base
- Leisurely life pace and many parks and tea houses make it one of China's most livable megacities.
- An emerging city for international investment in western China.
- Home of Giant Pandas
- Panda: Panda Breeding and Research Center, Bifengxia Giant Panda Base
- Ancient: Wenshu Monastery, Du Fu Thatched Cottage, Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, Jinsha Ruins, Jinli Old Street, Wu Hou Temple, Wide and Narrow Alleys, Lizhuang Ancient Town, Wangjiang Pavilion Park, Qingyang Palace
- Museums: Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan, Wenchuan Earthquake Museum
- Amusement:Chengdu Happy Valley, Chengdu Zoo
- Performance: Magical Face Change of Sichuan Opera
- Hiking and Natural: Qingcheng Mountain, Emei Mountain
A growing industrial city in the southwest of China.
- 3000 BC: Just north of Chengdu, an unknown Bronze-age people constructed Sanxingdui and Jinsha
- 316 BC: The Qin Empire conquered the area
- 221 AD: The famous Liu Bei captured the city. It became the base for his empire in the Three Kingdoms era
- 1241: The Mongols captured Chengdu from the Song Empire
- 1949: The Communists captured the city from the Nationalist government
The Giant Buddha in Leshan
- Significance of city:It is the second largest city in the western part of China and one of the cities in China with the most potential for international investment in the 2010s
- Nearby cities: Chongqing (268 km/166 mi), Leshan (140 km/87 mi)
- Municipality terrain: plain with rivers
- Average altitude: 500 m (1,640 feet)
- Main rivers: Jin River and Funan River
- Municipality location: 30.47N to 31.01N, 103.42 to 104.35E; southwestern China.
- Municipality Population: (2010) 14,000,000
- Municipality Area: 12,132 sq km (4,684.2 sq mi)
- Metro area: 1,617 sq km (624.3 sq mi)
- Metro population: 6,730,749
- Metro population density: 4,162/sq km (10,781/sq mi)
- North to south distance: 166 km (103 mi)
- East to west distance: 192 km (119 mi)
- City center: Tianfu Square (30.65N, 104.06E)
- Highest recorded temperature:40.0 °C (104 °F)
- Lowest recorded temperature: -5.9 °C (21 °F)
- Humid subtropical, annual precipitation: 918 mm (36 in)
- The climate is milder than in the large cities in central China and Chongqing.
- Average GDP (nominal):(2010) 43,417 RMB (6,442 USD)
- Development:developing; fast growing
- Industry: 50% tertiary industry (services), 45% secondary (automobile, electronics, construction), 5% primary (agriculture)
- CBD: 30.65N, 104.06E
- Shopping Streets: Chunxi Road
- ChenduShuangliuInternationalAirport served 25 million customers in 2010. It is China's sixth largest airport and important air transportation hub in western China.
- 1 north-south subway line with stations
- 2 main ring roads
- 4 train stations
- 1 high speed rail line to Dujiangyan