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Guang'an

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Guang'an is a prefecture-level city in eastern Sichuan province. It is most famous as the birthplace of China's former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping. Guang'an lies between the hills of central Sichuan and the gorges area of the east.Guang'an is the only "Sichuan Chongqing Cooperation Demonstration Zone" in Sichuan and the nearest prefecture level city from the main city of Chongqing. It has been incorporated into the 1 hour economic circle of Chongqing.Because of its strategic location, it is called the "Gateway to Eastern Sichuan".Its population in 2014 was 3,231,600.Geography and climateGuang'an is located on a gradually rising section along the edge of the Sichuan Basin. The area is 6344km2. The eastern part of Guang'an is mountainous, the central part hilly, and the western part is relatively flat. The elevation ranges from only 185 to 1704 meters above sea-level. The main rivers are the Qu through the center of the area and the Jialing through the west.The climate is temperate and the weather is monsoonal. The average temperature is 17.3°C. Winters are mild and summers are hot. The average rainfall is between 1000–1500 mm. The frost-free period lasts 310–324 days. Winter and spring have relatively little rain while in summer there are heavy rain showers. Autumns have almost constant rain and light wind.AdministrationGuang'an has 1 city, 3 counties, 87 towns, and 2886 villages with a total population of 3,231,600.TransportChina National Highway 212EconomyGuang'an's economy is natural resource based. Mineral resources are plentiful and the soil is ideal for agriculture.
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