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Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province. Chengdu consists of the eight urban districts Chenghua, Jinjiang, Jinniu, Qingyang, Wuhou, Gaoxin, Longquan, and Qingbaijiang, as well as of a broad hinterland in which the four cities Pengzhou, Chongzhou, Qionglai, and Dujiangyan are located. It addition, eight counties belong to Chengdu: Jintang, Shuangliu, Pixian, Xindu, Dayi, Pujiang, Xinjin, and Wenjiang. The total area of Chengdu is 128,390 km² and that of the city proper 1382 km². Total population of…

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Yiyan, Wang, “Chengdu”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 18 February 2019
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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