The name Sichuan means "four circuits". It refers to the four circuits of rivers and gorges in the province, which is a basin surrounded by the Himalayas to the west, the Tibetan Plateau and Qinling range to the northeast, and the mountain ranges of Yunnan to the south. The highest mountain in Sichuan Province is Gongga Shan, at 7,556 meters.
Sichuan Province has a population of 82 million people. It is the 4th most populous province in China. Chengdu is the provincial capital as well as largest city. In 2009, Sichuan had a GDP of CNY 1.42 trillion, the 9th biggest in the country, and a per capita GDP of CNY 17,339, the 24th highest in China.
Going to Sichuan Province
Chengdu International Airport is the main gateway to Sichuan Province. It receives both domestic as well as international flights from neighboring countries.