Chengdu, also known as Rongcheng and Jincheng for short, is the capital of Sichuan Province, the only sub-provincial city in southwest China, a mega-city, an important national high-tech industrial base, commercial logistics center and comprehensive transportation hub, and an important central city in Western China. In 2017, the city's 20 districts (cities) and counties under the jurisdiction of Chengdu High-tech Zone, Tianfu New Zone Chengdu directly under the control of the area of 146,000 square kilometers, the permanent population of more than 16 million people, GDP exceeded 1.3 trillion yuan, urbanization rate reached 70.6%. Chengdu is located in the west of Sichuan Basin, the hinterland of Chengdu Plain, with flat terrain, abundant River network, rich products and developed agriculture. It is a humid sub-tropical monsoon climate and enjoys the reputation of "the land of heaven" since ancient times. There are 30 state-level research institutes, 67 state-level research and development platforms, 56 universities, and about 3.89 million talents in sub-information industry bases, and 281 top 500 enterprises in the world.
Chengdu is a famous historical and cultural city, the birthplace of
ancient Shu civilization, and one of the ten ancient capitals in China. In the
fifth Century B.C., the king of Kai Ming was named "Chengdu for two years,
and three years in Chengdu". The city's name is not easy because its site
has not moved; seven separatist regimes have established their capitals here;
Chengdu has always been the prefecture and county seat of each dynasty; Han is
one of the five major cities in China; Tang is one of the most developed
industrial and commercial cities in China, historically known as "Yang
Yiyi Er"; Northern Song is the second metropolis outside Bianjing, inventing
the world's first kind of paper. Money - Jiao Zi. It is the best tourist city
in China, which has nurtured Jinsha ruins, Dujiangyan, Wuhou Temple and Dufu
It has successively won the world's best emerging business city, China's inland investment environment benchmark city, the national small and micro enterprise dual-venture demonstration base city, China's top 10 cities of comprehensive strength, China's top 10 start-up cities. In April 2016, the State Council made it clear that Chengdu should aim at building a national central city.