Changsha (长沙)


Changsha is a tier 1 city located within Hunan Province in Central China. It is also Hunan's Provincial Capital.

In China's administrative hierarchy, Changsha is classified as a "Prefecture-level City", meaning it is governed under Hunan province control.

Map of Changsha

Changsha in Chinese

The official name of Changsha in simplified Chinese characters and pinyin is:


In Chinese it is common to add the character for "City" (市) to the name. In such case Changsha would be written:

Chǎngshā shì

Changsha Development Zones

Free Trade Zones in Changsha

Since the establishment of the Hunan Free Trade Zone in 2020, the following sections within Changsha have been designated as free trade zones:

  • Huanghua Bonded Area

High Tech Zones in Changsha

The following high tech zones are located in Changsha:

  • Changsha High-Tech Industry Development Zone (长沙高新技术产业开发区)
       - website:
       - focus industries: Equipment manufacturing; Electronic information; New materials

Changsha Transportation

Airports in Changsha

Changsha is served by the following airports:

  • Changsha Huanghua International Airport (IATA: CSX | ICAO: ZGHA)

Changsha Metro

The city of Changsha's metro system commenced operation on 29 April 2014.

Changsha Companies

High-profile Changsha Companies

The following Chinese companies are headquartered in Changsha:

  • 三一集团有限公司 | Sany Group Co., Ltd.
  • 蓝思科技集团 | Lens Technology Group
  • 湖南博长控股集团有限公司 | Hunan Bochang Holding Group Co., Ltd.
  • 大汉控股集团有限公司 | Dahan Holding Group Co., Ltd.
  • 中南出版传媒集团股份有限公司 | Zhongnan Publishing & Media Group Co., Ltd.
  • 中联重科股份有限公司 | Zoomlion Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.
  • 长沙银行股份有限公司 | Changsha Bank Co., Ltd.
  • 湖南省轻工盐业集团有限公司 | Hunan Light Industry Salt Industry Group Co., Ltd.
  • 爱尔眼科医院集团股份有限公司 | Aier Eye Hospital Group Co., Ltd.
  • 多喜爱集团股份有限公司 | Duo Ai Group Co., Ltd.
  • 方正证券股份有限公司 | Founder Securities Co., Ltd.
  • 蓝思科技股份有限公司 | Lens Technology Co., Ltd.
  • 安克创新科技股份有限公司 | Anker Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
  • 芒果超媒股份有限公司 | Mango Super Media Co., Ltd.
  • 老百姓大药房连锁股份有限公司 | Laobaixing Pharmacy Chain Co., Ltd.
  • 现代投资股份有限公司 | Hyundai Investment Co., Ltd.
  • 湖南黄金集团有限责任公司 | Hunan Gold Group Co., Ltd.
  • 湖南粮食集团有限责任公司 | Hunan Grain Group Co., Ltd.
  • 湖南电广传媒股份有限公司 | Hunan TV Broadcasting Media Co., Ltd.
  • 湖南永通集团有限公司 | Hunan Yongtong Group Co., Ltd.
  • 湖南建工集团有限公司 | Hunan Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd.
  • 湖南友谊阿波罗控股股份有限公司 | Hunan Friendship Apollo Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • 湖南博深实业集团有限公司 | Hunan Boshen Industrial Group Co., Ltd.
  • 湖南华菱钢铁集团有限责任公司 | Hunan Valin Steel Group Co., Ltd.
  • 湖南华菱钢铁股份有限公司 | Hunan Valin Steel Co., Ltd.

N.B. English names provided are based on automated translations and may not be consistent with those used by the companies

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