Open main menu

Wuhan

caipital ceety o Hubei Province, Chinae

Wuhan (simplifeed Cheenese: 武汉; traditeeonal Cheenese: 武漢; pinyin: Wǔhàn; Mandarin pronunciation: [wu˧˩xan˥˩] Aboot this soond[Listen] ) is the caipital o Hubei province, Fowkrepublic o Cheenae, an is the maist populous ceety in central Cheenae. It lies at the east o Jianghan Plain, an the intersection o the middle reaches o the Yangtze an Han River. Arisin oot o the conglomeration o three boroughs, Wuchang, Hankou, an Hanyang, Wuhan is kent as "the nine provinces' leadin thoroughfare"; it is a major transportation hub, wi dozens of railways, roads an expressways passin throu the ceety. The ceety o Wuhan, first termed as sic in 1927, haes a population o approximately 9,100,000 fowk (2006), wi aboot 6,100,000 residents in its urban aurie. In the 1920s, Wuhan wis the caipital o a leftist Kuomintang (KMT) govrenment led bi Wang Jingwei in opposition tae Chiang Kai-shek, nou Wuhan is recognised as the poleetical, economic, financial, cultural, educational an transportation centre o central Cheenae.

Wuhan
武汉市
Sub-provincial ceety
Frae tap: Wuhan an the Yangtze River, Yellae Crane Tower, Wuhan Custom Hoose, an Wuhan Yangtze River Brig
Frae tap: Wuhan an the Yangtze River, Yellae Crane Tower, Wuhan Custom Hoose, an Wuhan Yangtze River Brig
Location o Wuhan Ceety jurisdiction in Hubei
Location o Wuhan Ceety jurisdiction in Hubei
Wuhan is locatit in China
Wuhan
Wuhan
Location in Cheenae
Coordinates: 30°35′N 114°17′E / 30.583°N 114.283°E / 30.583; 114.283Coordinates: 30°35′N 114°17′E / 30.583°N 114.283°E / 30.583; 114.283
Kintra Fowkrepublic o Cheenae
Province Hubei
Coonty-level diveesions 13
Tounship diveesions 153
Settled 1500 BC
Govrenment
 • CPC Wuhan Ruan Chengfa (阮成发)
 • Mayor Tang Liangzhi (唐良智)
Aurie[1]
 • Total 8,494.41 km2 (3,279.71 sq mi)
Elevation 37 m (121 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Tot 10,220,000
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
  2013
Time zone China Staundart (UTC+8)
Postal code 430000–430400
Aurie code(s) 0027
GDP[3] 2013
 - Tot CNY 905 billion
USD 144 billion (9t)
 - Per capita CNY 89,000
USD 14,240 (11t)
 - Growth Increase 10.1%
License plate prefixes A
O (police and authorities)
Wabsteid www.wuhan.gov.cn

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns — Sister ceetiesEedit

Wuhan is twinned wi:

 
A karaoke bar near the HUST campus

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Wuhan Statistical Yearbook 2010" (PDF). Wuhan Statistics Bureau. Retrieved July 31, 2011. p. 15
  2. "2013年武汉市国民经济和社会发展统计公报". Retrieved 05 10, 2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "武汉市2010年国民经济和社会发展统计公报". Wuhan Statistics Bureau. May 10, 2011. Retrieved July 31, 2011.