Origin of place names in Chongqing
Beibei District 北碚区
This is a megalith on the river. The megalith on the Jialing River was called “Bei”(碚) by the ancients and the first “Bei” means “north of Chongqing”. It was officially named Beibei District in 1955.
Ba'nan District 巴南区
This refers to the part of Baxian County which is located south of the Yangtze River. In 1995, the towns of Baxian County were at the south of Yangtze River. Some sub-districts and towns of Jiulongpo District formed the Ba'nan District. (Translated by Ma Shuangshuang, Fathom Language Limited)