Chongqing Travel Guide
Chongqing’s territory is mainly between Sichuan Province in the north and Guizhou Province in the south. It also touches three other provinces. This gives an idea of about how extensive the territory is. It covers about 82,000 square kilometers, and about 34 million people live in the entire territory. The Chongqing urban area has about 8,000,000 people. This puts it at about the same size as Wuhan down the river. Chongqing is quickly growing. Along with the main city, there are smaller cities and towns.
Now it is known as a big industrial city close to oil fields and iron mines that is benefiting from the supply of cheap electricity from the newly opened 3 Gorges Dam nearby that is designed to put out the power of 15 nuclear power plants. It has a big shipbuilding industry and a big automobile industry. The city wants to develop a big hi-tech and electronics industry. The government wants to develop China's western region that is sparsely populated. People displaced from the dam construction have been moved to Chongqing. The dam produced one of the world’s biggest artificial lakes and displaced hundreds of thousands.