Chengdu is the capital of "Heavenly State" (Tian Fu Zhi Guo), habitat of giant pandas and city of cotton-rose hibiscus. Chengdu is located in one of the country’s richest agricultural plains, and it has an area of 12,300 square km. Chengdu is 2,048 km from Beijing and slightly over 2 hours by plane. Chengdu has direct domestic and international flights from elsewhere in China and some Countries. The population of Chengdu is about 10 million. This city is divided into eight districts, four outlying cities and eight counties. About 3.5 million people reside in the city center.