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No tae be ramfeeselt wi the unrelatit province o Hebei.
Hubei Province
Cheenese : 湖北省
Húběi Shěng
Abbreviations:   (pinyin: È)
Hubei is heichlichtit on this map
Oreegin o name 湖 hú - lake
北 běi - north
"north o Lake Dongting"
Admeenistration type Province
(an lairgest ceety)
CPC Ctte Secretary Li Hongzhong
Governor Wang Guosheng
Aurie 185,900 km2 (71,800 sq mi) (14t)
 - Latitude 29° 05' tae 33° 20' N
 - Longitude 108° 21' tae 116° 07' E
Population (2010)
 - Density
57,237,740 (9t)
324/km2 (840/sq mi) (12t)
GDP (2011)
 - per caipita
CNY 1.95 trillion
US$ 311 billion (11th)
CNY 34,233
US$5,434 (13t)
HDI (2008) 0.784 (medium) (16t)
Ethnic composition Han - 95.6%
Tujia - 3.7%
Miao - 0.4%
Leids an dialects {{{Dialects}}}
Prefectural level 13 diveesions
Coonty level 102 diveesions
Tounship level* 1235 diveesions
ISO 3166-2 CN-42
Offeecial wabsteid
(Simplifeed Cheenese)
Source for population and GDP data:
《中国统计年鉴—2005》 China Statistical Yearbook 2005
ISBN 7503747382
Source for nationalities data:
《2000年人口普查中国民族人口资料》 Tabulation on nationalities of 2000 population census of China
ISBN 7105054255
*As at December 31, 2004
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Aboot this soond Hubei  (Cheenese: 湖北; pinyin: Húběi; Wade–Giles: Hu-pei; Postal map spelling: Hupeh) is a province o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae, locatit in the central pairt o the kintra. The name o the province means "north o the lake", referrin tae its position north o Lake Dongting.[1] The provincial caipital is Wuhan, a major transportation thoroughfare an the poleetical, cultural, an economic hub o Central Cheenae.

Hubei is offeecially abbreviatit tae "鄂" (È), an auncient name associatit wi the eastren pairt o the province syne the Qin dynasty, while a popular name for Hubei is "楚" (Chǔ), efter the pouerful state o Chu that existit here durin the Eastren Zhou dynasty. It borders Henan tae the north, Anhui tae the east, Jiangxi tae the southeast, Hunan to the south, Chongqing tae the wast, an Shaanxi tae the northwast. The heich-profile Three Gorges Dam is locatit at Yichang, in the wast o the province.

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