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Fuling District

Fuling
Administration
Full nameFuling District
Settlement typeDistrict
CountryPeople's Republic of China
MunicipalityChongqing
Geography
Elevation941.6 ft (287 m)
Demography
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)

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Fuling District ( ) is a district in the middle of Chongqing Municipality, People's Republic of China. Its name means "Fu (River) Cemetery" because some rulers of the State of Ba were originally buried there.

Fuling is well known in China as the home of zha cai, made from a large, radish-like vegetable indigenous to the area.

It is also the location of former U.S. Peace Corps teacher Peter Hessler's best-selling memoir River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze.

* Area: 2941.47 km2

* Population: 1,087,139 (2000s)

* Geographic coordinates: 106°56' - 107°43' East, 29°21' - 30°01' North


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