Whether to look at Nanchong in its past, present or future, the city presents us a picture of flourishing environment and prosperities. The city was historically known as the Kingdom of Fruits and a Town of Culture and Great Talents; and is now recognized as the Silk Capital of China, a Top Tourism City in China, an Environment Shield on Mid Jialingjiang River and the central city in Northwest Sichuan Province. During its 2,200 years of history, the town, with its heavenly prosperities and natural amenities, stands as an irreplaceable destination for business and life alike.
A LAND OF OPTIMAL ENVIRONMENT: Nanchong presents a pleasant climate, enchanting landscape, an average annual temperature between 15.6℃—17.3℃, average annual sunshine of 1,135 hours, 300 frost-free days, 80% of humidity, quality air condition up to state grade-2 standard, 35.6% of forestation, and 8.62 square meters of per capita green park area in the urban area.
A CITY OF PROSPERITIES: the city claims a total land of 12,500 square kilometers, 71 square kilometers of downtown area, 900,000 permanent residents, 3 districts, 5 counties and one city under its jurisdiction, and a total population of 7,535,000 people, making it the second most populous city and one of the leading economic powers of Sichuan Province.
A CITY OF DYNAMICS: being one of the 4 mega cities under the provincial 11th 5-Year Plan with top priorities, and a central city at the north of Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Belt, the city of Nanchong works with the strategic philosophy of "river-based development" to establish a compact urban structure incorporated by three city centers- the main downtown on the river, new town in the north and new industrial town in the south, and aims to expand its urban area to 100 square kilometers with a population of 1.2 million permanent residents by 2015.