Brisbane's Sister City - Chongqing

The 2005 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayor’s Forum was hosted by Chongqing and saw the signing of the Brisbane-Chongqing Sister City Agreement. The agreement allows exchanges and cooperation in fields such as:

  • science
  • technology
  • culture
  • sports
  • health
  • education
  • agriculture
  • tourism.

On this page you can find general information about Chongqing, as well as download a key facts and opportunity sectors fact sheet.

About Chongqing

Chongqing is Brisbane’s largest Sister City and one of the largest cities in the world. Chongqing:

  • covers an area of 82,403 square kilometres
  • has a population of more than 30 million people
  • is one of the four municipalities in China under the direct administration of the central government
  • is the most populous Chinese municipality
  • is China's third largest motor vehicle production centre and the largest for motorcycles
  • is one of China's nine largest iron and steel producers
  • is abundant with large deposits of coal, natural gas, and more than 40 kinds of minerals such as strontium and manganese
  • is served by Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport with four other airports in the municipality serving passenger flights to domestic destinations
  • is named as the world's fastest-growing tourism city in 2017 by the World Travel and Tourism Council 
  • hosts the Smart China Expo annually.

Prominent industry sectors of Chongqing include:

  • automobile and motorcycle Industry
  • smart industry
  • equipment
  • materials
  • bio-pharmaceutical
  • consumer goods
  • agricultural and sideline food processing
  • technology service.

Key facts and opportunity sectors

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For more information visit the Chongqing website.

Last updated: 12 April 2022

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