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Changsha

China.org.cn, April 22, 2015
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Changsha, which lies in the northeast of Hunan Province, is the provincial capital and the political, economic, scientific, educational, cultural and commercial center of the province. With a history of over 3,000 years, the city is one of the first to be named a historically and culturally renowned city by China's State Council.

Night view of Changsha [Photo/enghunan.gov.cn] 

With an area of 11,816 square kilometers and a permanent population of 7.31 million (as of 2014), Changsha consists of the six districts of Furong, Tianxin, Yuelu, Kaifu, Yuhua and Wangcheng and the two counties of Changsha and Ningxiang as well as the city of Liuyang.

Forest coverage within the city is 53 percent, and there are 18.8 square meters of public green space per capita. Changsha has a moist monsoon climate typical of the subtropical zone. The average annual temperature is 17.9 C, and rainfall in the city averages 932.8 millimeters annually.

Yuelu Academy in Changsha [Photo/China.org.cn]

The city is also a major collection and distribution center for capital, technology and raw materials, as well as a major transport hub in the central-south China region. It is home to famous brands such as Baisha and enterprises like Broad Group.

Changsha's local GDP reached 2.7 trillion yuan in 2014, an increase of 9.5 percent over the previous year. The added value of primary, secondary and tertiary industries in the city reached 314.9 billion yuan, 1.2 trillion yuan and 1.1 trillion yuan respectively, up 4.5 percent, 9.3 percent and 11.1 percent.

Juzi Isle [File Photo]

Changsha has established friendly ties with cities in a dozen countries, including Japan, South Korea, the United States, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Congo, Finland, Germany, Italy, South Africa and Russia.

With its long history, rich natural resources, scenic beauty and outstanding personalities, Changsha is a famous place for people to invest in and start enterprises, engage in business and spend holidays.

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