The airport has daily flights to major cities in China, including , and , as well as and.
Its GDP grew at an average of 14% per year from 2001 to 2005, compared to the national average of 9% in the period.
Changsha is the birthplace of , the , China's first laser 3D printer, and The of Changsha reached 0.
The city has its own culture.
Under the Guonaindang General Xue Yue, Changsha was successfully defended three times against the Japanese; Changsha and the vital Guangzhou-Hankou Railway did not fall to the Japanese until early 1945.
In 1904, it was opened to foreign trade, and gradually became a revolutionary city.