Changsha is the capital city of Hunan
Province that is located in southcentral region of China.
It is near the Xiangjiang river which is a branch of
the Yangtze River. The administration of Changshan has
jurisdiction over five districts (Yuhua, Yuelu, Tianxin,
Yuhua, and Furong. Also three counties (Ningxiang, Changsha,
and Wangcheng), and the city of Liuyang.
The first settlement known was in the
first millennium BC. The city was already populated
and fortified by 202 BC. Just over a century ago a treat
between Japan and China was signed to open the city
to foreign trade. Due to new materials being brought
into the province many schools, factories, and churches
were built. Its first large college started by Yale
University bachelors was founded in 1906. Now it is
known mostly as a secondary school for 6th to 12th graders.
Changsha's geography is quite diverse
as the western region has relatively high elevated terrain
while the eastern region is mostly low and flat terrain.
Like many provinces in China, the Xiangjiang, Laodaohe,
and Liuyanghe Rivers flow through the rough terrain.
The climate of Changsha is not very welcoming to tourists
with its monsoon climate. The average temperature during
the winter seasons is 17¡ãC and nearly
29¡ãC in the summer. Nearly 1500mm of rain
is received annually and there is 275 frost-free days
per year. Each season is very distinct and noticeably
different. Winter is usually not as cold as what a normal
winter is thought to be, summer is very hot and very
long with heavy rains quite frequently, while autumn
is quite comfortable with a reasonably amount of sunshine.
There are many means of transportation
available to you such as taxis, railroads, riverboats,
airports. Most roads in Changshan are very wide which
allows its hundreds of taxis to travel freely. There
are also separate lanes specifically for bikers.
Changshan's economy is on a steady
rise as well. Just in the past year the growth of its
economy has risen nearly 15%. It is also one of the
most economically advanced cities in China due to many
attractions. Its television program "Super Girl"
which is almost the same as America's "American
Idol" but only for females is the most viewed television
show to ever air in China. Due to these type of programs
much entertainment has been introduced to the city including
dance clubs, bars, theater shows. Also the business
industry has increase with many fashion related stores
and salons. Many Universities and Technical Institutions
have been built in the recent past due to the increase
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