Changshou District in Chongqing
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Changshou (simplified Chinese: 长寿区; traditional Chinese: 長壽區; pinyin: Chángshòu Qū) is one of districts in Chongqing, China, located by Yangtze river, with a history spanning several thousands years. Changshou is 80 km away from Yuzhong of Chongqing city.
Changshou enjoys a history of 2300 years.
- In 316 BC, a Zhi county was establied here.
- In 226 AD, it was renamed Jiangzhou county.
- In 519, it was renamed as Lewen county.
- In 1362, it was renamed as Changshou county.
- In 1959, Changshou county was put under the administration of Chongqing city.
- In 2002, Changshou city was changed into Changshou district, Chongjin, a county-level division of Chongqing.
Until the end of 2013, there are 369321 households，the total population is 906732.Among them, the non-agriculture population is 310531 ，agriculture population is 596201.
Changshou is located in 106°49’22” E-107°27’30”E of longitude and 29°43’ N-30°12’30”N of latitude. with 56.56 km wide from south to north, and 57.5 km long from east to west. The altitude in the area is between 154-1034.2m. ChangShou is classified as shallow hill area, sloops in the area are relatively smooth.
Its climate belongs to subtropic monsoon weather style, with an annual average temperature of 18.1℃, annual accumulated temperature of 6000°C, monthly average temperature of 6.7℃ in January 28.4℃ in July, annual total rainfall of 1152.3mm, annual radiation of 1221 hours and frost-free period of 331days.
Chongqing- Fuling Freeway and other two freeways are intersected in Changshou area. Chongqing- Wanzhou Railway is under construction to provide transportation for businesses and tourists. Changshou has two Yangtze River crossings, a road and a railway bridge.
Famous tourist attractions include Lake Changshou, which is a man-made lake of 60 km²; Changshou Ancient Town; Puti Mountain and Dongling Temple.
Special Local Product
- Changshou Grapefruit
- Changshou Rice Noodle
- Blood Tofu
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- Government website of Changshou (in Simplified Chinese)
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