Chengdu is a tier 1 city located within Sichuan Province in Southwest China. It is also Sichuan's Provincial Capital.
In China's administrative hierarchy, Chengdu is classified as a "Sub-provincial City", meaning it enjoys a greater degree of autonomy than other prefecture-level cities governed under Sichuan province control.
The official name of Chengdu 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 Chengdu would be written:
Since the establishment of the Sichuan Free Trade Zone in 2017, the following sections within Chengdu have been designated as free trade zones:
The following high tech zones are located in Chengdu:
Chengdu is served by the following airports:
The city of Chengdu's metro system commenced operation on 27 September 2010.
The following Chinese companies are headquartered in Chengdu:
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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