🇨🇳 Ya'an is a prefecture-level city in the western part of Sichuan province, China, located just below the Tibetan Plateau. The city is home to Sichuan Agricultural University, the only 211 Project university and the largest regional comprehensive university in Ya'an. The built-up area is made of Yucheng and Mingshan districts. Ya'an is located at the western edge of the Sichuan Basin and on the upper reaches of the Yangtze, covering the transition between the Chengdu Plain and the Tibetan Plateau. Neighbouring prefectures are, starting from the north-east and moving counter-clockwise, Chengdu (NE), Meishan (E), Leshan (SE), Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture (S), Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (W), and Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture (N). The city is encircled by mountains, and four rivers flow through it.
Economy Tourism forms an important parts of the economy of Ya'an. The city is home to the Bifengxia Panda Base. The first panda specimen known to the western world was from Ya'an. The city is also famous for Ya fish, which is used in local cuisine. Ya'an is also the production base of Tibetan brick tea.
Transport • China National Highway 318 • G5 Beijing–Kunming Expressway • G4218 Yaye Expressway • G93 Chengyu Ring Expressway • Sichuan–Tibet railway Chengdu-Ya'an section • Ya'an railway station on the Sichuan–Tibet railway
Ya'an has a population of over 623,541 people. Ya'an also forms the centre of the wider Ya'an prefecture which has a population of over 1,434,603 people.
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Twin Towns - Sister Cities Ya'an has links with:🇰🇷 Hadong, South Korea