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Yanglan Loch in central Ezhou
Yanglan Loch in central Ezhou
Location in Hubei an the PRC
Location in Hubei an the PRC
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Coordinates: 30°24′N 114°53′E / 30.400°N 114.883°E / 30.400; 114.883
KintraFowkrepublic o Cheenae
 • Prefectur-level ceety1504 km2 (581 sq mi)
 • Urban
520 km2 (200 sq mi)
 • Metro
873.2 km2 (337.1 sq mi)
 (2010 census)
 • Prefectur-level ceety1,048,672
 • Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Cheenae Staundart)

Ezhou (Cheenese: 鄂州; pinyin: Èzhōu) is a prefectur-level ceety in eastren Hubei province, Fowkrepublic o Cheenae.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

This 1915 cairt shaws a smaa Wuchang (the day's Ezhou) athort the river frae Hwang-Chow (Huangzhou in Pinyin - the day's central urban aurie o Huanggang), alang wi a much bigger Wuchang further wast (next tae Hanyang an Hankou)

Ezhou haes a lang rich history. Its Han Dynasty (206 BCE − 220 CE) name derives frae the auncient Zhou Dynasty (1046−256 BCE) vassal State o E locatit nearbi. Its admeenistrative region wis chynged several times but the name stayed the same till the Three Kinricks (220−280 CE). Durin this period it was made the caipital o the state o Eastren Wu bi Sun Quan an wis named "Wuchang". This name wis attestit in uise as late as 1915, which in that era proved confusin tae travellers, as it wis an aa applied tae the much lairger ceety o Wuchang, which wis suin tae acome ane o the constituent pairts o Wuhan.

Throughoot Cheenae's history it has remained an important ceety poleetically, economically, an militarily wi its strategic poseetion alang the middle pairt o the Yangtze River. It is an aa an important place in the history o the Pure Land Sect o Buddhism.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ezhou is served bi the E-Huang Expressway, Cheenae Naitional Highways 106 an 316, an the Wuhan–Jiujiang Railway.