Changde, is situated in the northwestern part of Hu'nan Province. Changde, being refered to as a city in Taohuayuan (Peach Flower Garden), is a place of green hills and clear waters. Within the north of Hu'nan Province. Changde is located in the lower reaches of Dongting Lake and the Yangtze River, connecting Mountain Xuefeng and Mountain Wuling, which extend to the lake. Here the grandeur of Mountain Wuling, the rolling water of Dongting Lake and the grace of mountains and waters in South China are well-blended. It is a charming tourist resort with various kinds of natural landscapes and splendid views of beautiful mountains and rivers.
Covering an area of 18,200 square kilometers, the city has a population of 6 million, with 0.41 million living in the urban area. Under its jurisdiction are 9 administrative regions, 2 districts of Wuling and Dingcheng, 6 counties of Anxiang, Hanshou, Taoyuan, Shimen, Lixian, Linli and a county-level Jinshi City.
Blessed with fresh air and smooth traffic, the city is tranquil and graceful, free from the hustle and bustle, traffic jam and stale air typical of big cities. And the local people are open-minded, friendly and hospitable.