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Chongqing is rich in animal and plant resources. There are more than 600 species of wild animals, including the golden monkey, south China tiger, loris, black stork and nearly 100 other rare animals under state protection. There are more than 6,000 kinds of plants, among which more than 560 are cultivated, mainly rice, corn, wheat, sweet potato, rape, tea, peanut, flue-cured tobacco and other cash crops. Fruit trees mainly have citrus, sweet orange, grapefruit, plum, peach and so on. There are abundant resources of medicinal plants, such as Coptis chinensis, Atractylodes macrocephala, Gastrodia elata, Eucommia ulmoides, Honeysuckle, Codonopsis pilosula and so on. Chongqing is one of the important origins of Chinese medicinal materials in China.

Chongqing is one of the most abundant areas of mineral resources among large and medium-sized cities in China. Eighty-one kinds of minerals have been discovered, more than 40 of which have been preliminarily proved, and 353 have been discovered as mineral deposits with a potential value of 388.2 billion yuan. The dominant minerals are coal, natural gas, manganese, mercury, aluminium, strontium and so on. The proven coal reserves are 3.3 billion tons, which makes Chongqing an important base for coal production in southern China. The proven reserves of natural gas are 320 billion cubic meters, of which the exploitation of Wolong river gas field in Dianjiang ranks first in the country. Strontium ore is the most distinctive superior mineral in Chongqing, and its reserves and quality rank first in the country. The proven reserves of manganese ore are 37 million tons, ranking second in the country. Vanadium, molybdenum and barium reserves rank third in the country. The Pump Mine in Xiushan and Youyang is a rare super-large deposit in China with proven reserves of 19,000 tons. Besides, Chongqing has rock salt, barite, fluorite, limestone, silicon and other non-heavy metal minerals.

Chongqing has a vast reservoir of water energy and great potential for development. Taking the main stream of the Yangtze River over 600 kilometers as the line, it gathers five major tributaries of Jialing River, Qu River, Fu River, Wu River and Daning Riverand, and hundreds of small rivers. The average annual total water resources is about 500 billion cubic meters, and the water area per square kilometer ranks first in China. The theoretical reserves of water resources are 14.3828 million kilowatts, and the exploitable amount is 7.5 million kilowatts. The city’s total installed capacity of exploitable hydropower is three times of the national average, and the amount of hydropower resources ranks among the top cities in the country. In addition, there are abundant underground thermal energy and drinking mineral water, which have great potential for development.

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