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
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
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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
KintraFowkrepublic o Cheenae
ProvinceHubei
Coonty-level diveesions13
Tounship diveesions153
Settled1500 BC
Govrenment
 • CPC WuhanRuan Chengfa (阮成发)
 • MayorTang Liangzhi (唐良智)
Area
 • Total8494.41 km2 (3,279.71 sq mi)
Elevation
37 m (121 ft)
Population
 (2013)[2]
 • Total10,220,000
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
 2013
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Staundart)
Postal code
430000–430400
Area code(s)0027
GDP[3]2013
 - TotCNY 905 billion
USD 144 billion (9t)
 - Per capitaCNY 89,000
USD 14,240 (11t)
 - GrowthIncrease 10.1%
License plate prefixesA
O (police and authorities)
Websitewww.wuhan.gov.cn

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A karaoke bar near the HUST campus

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Wuhan Statistical Yearbook 2010" (PDF). Wuhan Statistics Bureau. Retrieved 31 Julie 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. 10 Mey 2011. Retrieved 31 Julie 2011.