Chengdu is the modern, busy capital city of Sichuan Province in south central China. It is a key economic area, a major transportation hub, an important communication center, and the gateway to the Wolong Nature Reserve, the natural habitat of the giant panda. It also became widely known in 2008: the epicenter of the deadly Sichuan earthquake was a mere 80 kilometers away.

Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:23-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Cities, Geography|Comments Off on Chengdu (Chéngdū 成都)|Chéngdū 成都 (Chengdu)

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