Located in the northwest of Hunan Province, at the east longitude 10940 ' to 11120 ', the north latitude 2852 ' to 2948 ', Zhangjiajie has four administrative area under its jurisdiction: Yongding distrist,Wulingyuan district,Cili county and Sangzhi county. Covering an area of 9516 square kilometers,Zhangjiajie has a total population of 1.70 million. Named Dayong City,Zhangjiajie was approved a prefectural city in May,1988,by the State Council, but changed its name to Zhangjiajie in 1994.And now, the city embraces an area of 30 square kilometers with the urban population of 0.2 million.

        As a city for tourism, Zhangjiajie is one of the major tourist city in China. Include Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (known as China's first national forest park), Suoxiyu Natural Resource Reserve,  Tianzi Mountain Natural Resource Reserve and Yangjiajie Scenery ,Wulingyuan Scenic Area covers an area of 264.6 square kilometers with its quartz sandstone canyon peaks which is rare in the world. It is the World Natural Heritage,The World Geological Park and 5A-Class Tourist Attraction which was first selected in China.Tianmenshan  National Forest Park is called soul of the Wuling, Badagongshan National Nature Reserve is named"The world's rare species gene pool", MaoYan River is called one-hundred-mile long gallery, Jiutian Cave is named the number-one cave in Asia, and Wuleishan ,called the Southern Wudang Mountain, is a famous Taoist holy land. 

All of them are famous scenic spots with beautiful but unique sceneray.In adition, both Jiangya hot spring and Wanfu hot spring are also torist resorts for people to enjoy their holidays.HeLongs Former Residence and the Former site of  Xiang-E-Chuan-Qian Revolutionary

Base are National Cultural Relics. Puguang Temple, Yuhuang Cave Grottoes,  Lao Yuanzi( the Old Yard) ,and so on, eight sites are Hunans Provincial Cultural Relics . The folk landscape of Laoyuanzi( the Old Yard), Tujia Folk Park and performance arts of Charm Western Hunan,Tianmen Fox Fairydemonstrate the national minority tradition custom and the national culture style of  Tujia ,  Bai , Miao minority. The city has built 12 state-level tourist areas of which one  is 5A class and four sites are 4A level.With improvement of transportation and tourism service facilities,the city can receive 36.200  tourists per day.