Chinese City Fact: Changchun

Changchun is a city in North East China that was originally established in the 19th Century as a minor trading town. It has since grown into a city of around 4.8 million and is sometimes given the nickname of “China’s Detroit” – this is a result of the large automotive industry that is located in the city. A slightly unusual fact is that over 50% of all tractors in China are manufactured in Changchun.

DSCF2010photo © 2005 Satbir Singh | more info (via: Wylio)

The city layout is extremely compact and was planned by the Japanese. There are a lot of avenues and parks and a new focus for future development is directed towards the Changchun World Sculpture Park.

DSCF1999photo © 2005 Satbir Singh | more info (via: Wylio)

For more facts on Changchun please visit: http://www.chinatoday.com/city/changchun.htm

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