Sichuan Province governs 18 prefecture level cities, 3 autonomous prefectures and 16 county-level cities. Sichuan is abbreviated as "Sichuan" or "Shu". Chengdu, the provincial capital, is located in the hinterland of Southwest China, connecting Shaanxi, Gansu and Qinghai to the north, Yunnan and Guizhou to the south, Chongqing to the East and Tibet to the West; It is an important junction of southwest, northwest and central regions. It is the hometown of giant pandas and is known as the "land of abundance".
Sichuan is an important economic, industrial, agricultural, military, tourism and cultural province in China. In 1993, Chengdu, the provincial capital, was identified by the State Council as the center of science and technology, commerce and finance, and the hub of transportation and communication in Southwest China. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the fourth largest airport in China.
Sichuan Province is a large multi-ethnic family. There are the second largest Tibetan region in China (Ganzi Prefecture and Aba Prefecture), the largest Yi region in China (Liangshan Prefecture) and the only Qiang Autonomous County in China (Beichuan County). Ganzi Prefecture is the core area of Kang Tibetan culture.
Sichuan has a long history, splendid culture and colorful natural scenery. It has famous scenic spots at home and abroad, such as Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong, Dujiangyan, Qingcheng Mountain, Leshan Giant Buddha, Emei Mountain, Sanxingdui, Jinsha site, Wuhou Temple, Dufu thatched cottage, Kuanzhai alley, Langzhong ancient city, Hailuogou, Siguniang mountain and Daocheng Yading.