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Hubei Province
Name transcription(s)
 • Cheenese 湖北省 (Húběi Shěng)
 • Abbreviation 鄂 (pinyin: È)
Map shawin the location o Hubei Province
Map shawin the location o Hubei Province
Named for 湖 hú - lake
北 běi - north
"north o Lake Dongting"
(an lairgest ceety)
Divisions 13 prefecturs, 102 coonties, 1235 tounships
 • Secretar Li Hongzhong
 • Govrenor Wang Guosheng
 • Total 185,900 km2 (71,800 sq mi)
Aurie rank 14t
Population (2010)
 • Tot 57,237,740
 • Rank 9t
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
 • Density rank 12t
 • Ethnic composeetion Han - 95.6%
Tujia - 3.7%
Miao - 0.4%
ISO 3166 code CN-42
GDP (2011) CNY 1.95 trillion
US$ 311 billion (11th)
 • per capita CNY 34,233
US$5,434 (13t)
HDI (2008) 0.784 (medium) (16t)
(Simplifeed Cheenese)

About this sound 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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