Jialing River surges forward to echo the city’s ,and Guozhou City has been founded for over a thousand years to embrace its people’s dreams.
Located in the middle reach of Jialing River, the northeast of Sichuan Basin, Nanchong covers an area of 12,500 square kilometers(incl. a main urban area of 120 square kilometers),consists of three districts, five counties and a county-level city and owns a population of 7.6 million (incl. a residential population of 1.2 million).As the second largest city in population and one of the top cities in economic strength in Sichuan, it has been defined as the central city of northeast Sichuan and the significant node city within Sichuan-Shaanxi Revolutionary Base Area in the Chengdu-Chongqing City Cluster Development Plan issued by the State Council’s. The city has been called the “Guo City” and the “Silk Town”.
Known as the “Kindom of Youguoshi” before Tangyao and Yushun, Nanchong has always been the place where Shu, Dao, Fu, Zhou and Jun governments were located since the Spring and Autumn Period and Warring States Period. After over 2,200 years of growth, Nanchong has formed a rich and unique culture and tradition, cultivated a large number of historical figures, such as pet Sima Xiangru, historian Chen Shou, astronomer Luoxia Hong, General Ji Xin; and been the hometown of Marshal Zhu De, Major General Luo Ruiqing, democrat Zhang Lan and communist Zhang Side, the origin of south silk road and the cradle land of Three-Kingdom culture and Spring Festival culture. Additionally, silk culture, red culture, Jialing River culture and Fengshui culture have originated from here and become well known, nourishing Nanchong’s spirit of “diligence, sincerity, honesty and inclusiveness”.
Situated in the hinterland of Sichuan, Shanxi and Gansu, Nanchong is the central city of Chengdu-Chongqing City Cluster in the north, the bridgehead of Sichuan-Shanxi Revolutionary Base Area linking with Chengdu-Chongqing City Cluster and the important node connecting Silk Road Economic Belt and Yangtze River Economic Belt, owning special location advantage linking east and west and connecting south and north. As a secondary comprehensive traffic hub and harbor city in Sichuan, Nachong owns Dazhou-Chengdu Railway and Lanzhou-Chongqing forming a cross; Chengdu-Beijing High-speed Rail and Hanzhong-Bazhong-Nanchong Railway listed in the National Medium and Long Term Railway Network Plan; Gaoping Airport with 17 domestic routes with major cities; and 1,000-ton class ship team plying between Nanchong and Shanghai along Jialing River. The city has completely entered a three-dimensional traffic era of “multi-model transport” composed of expressway, high-speed rail, airport and harbor.