Area: 12,247 square kilometers (4,729 square miles)
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Jiangyang, Naxi, Longmatan); 4 counties (Luxian, Hejiang, Xuyong, Gulin)
Location: Luzhou stands in the southeast of Sichuan Province, at the convergence of Sichuan, Chongqing, Yunnan and Guizhou. It is bordered by Chongqing and Chengdu in the east and the north, sharing boundary with the southern Guizhou Province and western Yunnan Province. Distance from Luzhou to Chongqing and Chengdu are respectively 177 and 263 kilometers (109 and 163 miles).
History: Around the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC), incomers from Central China brought advance technique and civilization to this region, greatly promoting the development of Luzhou's economy and culture. In the Song Dynasty (960-1279), Luzhou became a vital communication hub in Southwest China, busy in vintage brewing and salt production. Trading with ethnic minorities also developed greatly at this period. In Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it had been a political, economical, military and culture center at the convergent area between Sichuan and surrounding provinces.
Physical Features: Luzhou lies at the transition area between southern Sichuan Basin and Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. The terrain slopes downward from the south to the north. River valleys and hills make the northern Luzhou a land of honey and milk. Its southern mountainous area boasts rich forest and mineral resources.
Climatic Features: Enjoying a subtropical humid climate, the city is warm in spring and autumn, hot in summer and the winter is not so cold. Due to the topographic influence, climate in southern Luzhou varies in different regions ranging from temperate climate to subtropical climate. Drought and rainstorm may attack the city in summer.
When to Go: Visitors can come to Luzhou at any time during a year, and the end of summer and early autumn are especially favorable for visiting.
Special Local product: Longan, litchi, Luzhou Laojiao (a kind of Daqu liquor), paper umbrella
Ancient Town of Yaoba: 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Luzhou City, Yaoba lies at the border area between Sichuan and Guizhou. The old town assembles profound historical culture and folk customs of these two provinces. Reputed as the living fossil of old residence in southern Sichuan, the ancient town of Yaoba is an important cultural heritage site of Luzhou.
Fobao Scenic Spot: The forest scenic resort is located in Hejiang County east of Luzhou. Within the scenic spot, bamboo sea, waterfalls, crags, streams and caves, especially the harmonious matching between the emerald forest and red Danxia landscape, make Fobao one of the most stunning scenic resorts of the city.
Other Scenic Spots: Huangjing Scenic Resort in Gulin County, Old Pit of Luzhou Daqu Liquor
Universities in Luzhou
Sichuan Police College
Luzhou Medical College