Changde (常德; Chángdé) is a city in Hunan.


Changde is a 'prefecture level city,' which is to say a city with a large area surrounding it which is administered by the same local government. It is one of 13 prefecture level cities in Hunan province.

Changde city proper, with a population of 1,232,182 (according to the 2010 census), is the largest city in the prefecture of Changde (which has a total population of 6 million).

Changde city proper is made up of two districts, Wuling District (武陵区) and Dingcheng District (鼎城区).

Get in

By car

National Highways 207 and 319 run through the city.

By air

By train

By bus

Get around

Buses run regularly throughout the city on set routes. (¥1; ¥1.5 with a/c)

Taxis are cheap and plentiful (¥5 is the starting cost). Prices can be negotiated in advance for lengthier rides.





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