[City of Hunan] Changde City: A City in Taohuayuan

Updated:2017-09-26 14:11:04

常德柳叶湖(Liuye Lake, Changde)

常德太阳山(Taiyang Mount)

常德诗墙(Poetry Wall, Changde)

常德笔架城(Bijiacheng, Changde)

常德桃花源景区(Taohuayuan Scenic Area, Changde)


  Changde City, located in the northwest of Hunan Province, covers an area of 18,200 square kilometers. In 2016, Changde’s regional GDP of 295.55 billion Yuan with the growth of 8%, ranked the third of Hunan province. Changde was selected as one of the first-batch national pilot sponge cities in March 2015.


  Changde has a long history of more than 2,200 years, where the world’s earliest rice seeds (carbonized rice about 9,000 years ago) and paddy field (about 6,500 years ago), as well as China’s earliest ancient city site (Chengtoushan ruins) are discovered.


  Changde is rich in natural resources, known as “A Land of Honey and Milk” and “A Land of Nonmetallic Ore”. Changde’s grains, cotton, oil, fruits, live pigs and fresh fish output has taken the lead in Hunan province. Changde has discovered 90 kinds of ores, including 32 kinds with proved reserves. Its available bentonite reserves and diamond placer depositsoccupy respective 100% and 95.5% of Hunan; its gypsum, phosphorite and quartz sand reserves occupy top 1 of Hunan; its rock salt and glauber salt deposits rank the second of Hunan.


  Changde enjoys beautiful landscape, honored as “A City of Taohuayuan”, where there are more than 300 scenic spots, including 7 national 4A scenic areas.

  常德市政府官网(Official website):http://www.changde.gov.cn/

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