Nanchong () is a prefecture-level city in the north-east of Sichuan Province of the People's Republic of China, with an area of 12,479 kilometers and a population of 7,300,000. It is the second most populated city and one of the 8 largest cities of Sichuan Province. The administrative center is Shunqing district, which is linked to Chengdu, the provincial capital, by the Chengnan Highway and to another prefecture-level city Guang'an by the Nanguang Highway. The Highway to the provincial-level municipality of Chongqing is under construction now.
The name of Anhan city was changed to Guozhou (fruit city) in 621 AD (Tang dynasty), and then to Nanchong in 742 AD.
The vast majority of the city consists of hills. The woodland coverage is 25%. Erosion in the area is serious.
The Nanchong Gaoping Airport provides air services, with flights to Beijing and Guangzhou.
The Jialing river can be used for transport, but its capacity is limited.
There are 4 universities in Nanchong.
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