Chongqing

[ chawng-ching ]
/ ˈtʃɔŋˈtʃɪŋ /

noun Pinyin.

a city in southeastern Sichuan province, in southern central China, on the Chang Jiang: provisional capital of China 1937–46.

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British Dictionary definitions for Chongqing

Chongqing

Chungking or Ch'ung-ch'ing

/ (ˈtʃʊŋˈtʃɪŋ) /

noun

a river port in SW China, capital of Chongqing municipality (traditionally in Sichuan province) at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers: site of a city since the 3rd millennium bc; wartime capital of China (1938–45); major trade centre for W China. Pop: 4 975 000 (2005 est)Former name: Pahsien
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Cultural definitions for Chongqing

Chongqing
[ (chawng-ching) ]

City in south-central China on the Yangtze River; commercial center for western China, commanding a large river trade.

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