Wuhan (simplified Cheenese: 武汉; tradeetional Cheenese: 武漢; pinyin: Wǔhàn; Mandarin pronunciation: [wu˧˩xan˥˩] [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 through the ceety. The ceety o Wuhan, first termed as such 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 recognized as the poleetical, economic, financial, cultural, educational an transportation center o central Cheenae.
Twin touns — Sister ceeties
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