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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
Location o Wuhan Ceety jurisdiction in Hubei
Wuhan is located 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
Government
 • CPC Wuhan Ruan Chengfa (阮成发)
 • Mayor Tang Liangzhi (唐良智)
Area[1]
 • Total 8,494.41 km2 (3,279.71 sq mi)
Elevation 37 m (121 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 10,220,000
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
  2013
Time zone China Staundart (UTC+8)
Postal code 430000–430400
Area 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)
Website www.wuhan.gov.cn

Wuhan (simplified Cheenese: 武汉; tradeetional 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 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.

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Wuhan is twinned wi:

A karaoke bar near the HUST campus

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Wuhan Statistical Yearbook 2010". 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.