from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of south-central China west of Chongqing. It is an oil and natural gas center. Population: 478,000.


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  • It is called Zigong, and is roughly 2 hours SE of Chengdu.


  • A city called Zigong was the first place to use natural gas to heat water to make steam to extract salt from the inland area.

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  • My packages always make it to China and often, it seems, to Zigong, in about 3-4 weeks, but they take different routes, sometimes long ones, before they making it into my hands (even though my friends and family always seem to use the same (correct) address).

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  • Areas such as Le Shan, Nanchong, Zigong, Jinyang, and Guangyuan saw floods of up to 3 meters high.

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  • Shot on digital video, the film has an immediacy that makes the tribulations of Zigong seem all the more naturalistic.

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  • This compelling exhibit will also feature a model of the Danshanpu Quarry in Zigong, China, where paleontologists have discovered a great number of dinosaur specimens in recent years.


  • "From the rural Sichuan countryside to the city of Zigong, Xu Yun travels to find the father he hasn't seen in years, and the teenage boy's confrontations with locals plays as a kind of fish-out-of-water comedy," writes

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