Download This Sample
This sample is exclusively for KidsKonnect members!
To download this worksheet, click the button below to signup for free (it only takes a minute) and you'll be brought right back to this page to start the download!
Sign Me Up
Chongqing, alternatively spelled Chungking, is a megacity and provincial-level municipality in southwest China. It is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the central government of the People’s Republic of China (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin).
See the fact file below for more information on the Chongqing or alternatively, you can download our 20-page Chongqing worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
- Chongqing City was put under the administration of the province of Sichuan in 1954, but it was separated from the province in 1997. It was designated a provincial-level municipality under the direct administration of the central government.
- The administrative municipality of Chongqing has a population of over 30 million people. As of 2016, the town of Chongqing, consisting of nine urban and suburban districts, has a population of 8,518,000.
- According to the 2010 census, Chongqing is China’s most populous municipality and largest directly controlled municipality, with 26 districts, eight counties, and four autonomous counties.
- The municipality of Chongqing consists of three lobes of unequal size that extend southwest, northeast, and southeast.
- Central Chongqing City districts occupy the southwest lobe and are surrounded by suburban districts. The northeastern arm spreads over the Yangtze Valley.
- The southeastern lobe, stretching southeast from the Yangtze valley, consists of a series of hills and valleys between Hunan and Guizhou.
- The Wu River runs roughly along the lobe’s southwest side until it winds south into Guizhou.
- The central part of the city of Chongqing is built on and around a hilly promontory of red sandstone and shale. This constitutes the southern limit of the relatively low Huaying Mountains that stretch from Sichuan to the south.
- Chongqing is well-known for its mild, intensely humid climate. The average January and February temperatures are between 46°F to 50°F.
- These are the only cool months of the year.
- The season that lasts from May to September is hot and humid. The average temperature in August is 84°F, and the high temperature reaches 100°F on several days.
- The remaining months are dry, with mean annual temperatures ranging from 64°F to 67°F.
- Prior to the war with Japan, Chongqing had a population of less than 250,000.
- Part of the population growth in Chongqing after 1938 consisted of government employees, factory staff, and other provincial refugees.
- The population has generally kept increasing since the early 1950s, particularly after the municipality was founded in 1997.
- The most widely spoken language in the municipality is the Southern Mandarin Chinese dialect. Despite its strong accent and plethora of regional slang words, regular Mandarin speakers are very intelligible.
- In 1890, the city was opened to foreign trade, and two metal mills were built a year later. By 1905, Chongqing had mills for spinning and weaving, silk-reeling mills, and plants for glassmaking and cigarettes.
- Since coal, iron, and other resources were so close by, industry grew rapidly. One of China’s largest facilities is the huge complex of integrated iron and steel plants in the region. Ore is mined both in Qijiang and Weiyuan.
- Chongqing is now Southwestern China’s major commodity distribution center. Trading and financial sectors have been developed in the city, with offices there for national and foreign banks, insurance companies, and even stock trading firms.
- After 1949, bicycles, buses, and motorbikes slowly replaced chairs on bamboo poles and rickshaws as the main means of transportation in Chongqing.
- Cable trams have long offered easy and inexpensive transportation over the steep hills.
FOOD AND ATTRACTIONS
- Chongqing Hot Pot is a symbol of dietary culture in Chongqing. It originated in Chongqing and is very popular there. As different food and ingredients are added according to personal preference, a crock pot with a simple broth or a spicy broth is kept simmering on the table.
- Glue Pudding is made of glutinous rice flour rolled into a ball and then filled with fillings like sesame or candy. Chongqing Glue Pudding is noted for being thin, soft, and glutinous.
- Raffles City is a suite of eight buildings in the district of Yuzhong, Chongqing, China. It features a 985-foot long horizontal skybridge called “Crystal”, which links the top of four of the skyscrapers.
- Chaotianmen Bridge is a highway-rail bridge across the Yangtze River in Chongqing, China. The bridge, opened on April 29, 2009, is the longest arch bridge in the world. It carries six traffic lanes on either side of the upper deck and offers a pedestrian walkway, as well.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Chongqing across 20 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Chongqing worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Chongqing, alternatively spelled Chungking, which is a megacity and provincial-level municipality in southwest China. It is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the central government of the People’s Republic of China (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin).
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Chongqing, China Facts
- Timeline of History
- Chongqing Info
- 5 Truths, 3 Lies
- Key the Words
- Tour List
- Modes of Transpo
- Comic Strip
- Famous Food
- COVID-19 News
Link/cite this page
If you reference any of the content on this page on your own website, please use the code below to cite this page as the original source.
Link will appear as Chongqing Facts & Worksheets: https://kidskonnect.com - KidsKonnect, May 14, 2020
Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.