Location: Wuhan is situated at the confluence of the Yangtze River and the Hanjiang River.
Area: 8,467 square kilometers
Nationalities: Han, Hui, Korea, Mongolia
History: Wuhan opened to trade in 1861, right after the Second Opium War. The British had finally received foreign trade rights in Hankou. In 1898, Zhang Zhidong, the Governor-General, sought to bring great changes and began a program of education and industrial modernization. He set up Wuchan to become a very modern, industrial city. The Wuchan Uprising overthrew the Qing Dynasty and finally ended the imperial rule of the county. When Japan threatened in 1927, the Kuomintang decided to move the central government to Wuhan. At the start of the Second World War in 1938, Wuhan was overtaken by Japan and it became the major logistics center for southern China. Just a few years later in 1944, the city was almost completely destroyed by the United States. The Chinese rebuilt their beloved city, only to civil unrest strike in 1967, commonly referred to as the Wuhan Incident. This was the result of severe tension brought on by the Cultural Revolution.
This great city is a transportation hub for China. It has dozens of roads, expressways, and railroads which pass through the city. The First Yangtze River Bridge, constructed in 1957, finally gave Wuhan fast railroad access to the remainder of China.
Today, Wuhan has a population of over 9.2 million people. It has become recognized worldwide as the economic, financial, educational, and cultural center for central China.
Climate: Lying in a sub-tropical monsoon climate zone, Wuhan has distinct four seasons with an annual average temperature of 16.8 centigrade and an annual average rainfall of 1093.3 milimeters. Its total green belts amount to an area of 359.56 square meters, covering 34.88 percent city.Wuhan has a well-deserved reputation as one of China's "Three Furnaces", with an intensely hot and dry heat and temperatures averaging about 32 degrees Centigrade in June, July and August. The summer here is almost unbearable.
Transportation: Airline-Tianhe Airport is situated at Tianhe Town, Huangpo District northwest of the city proper. It is open to air traffic with the munidcipalities directly under the Central Government and alll the provincial capitals (except Shijiazhuang, Lhasa, Xining and Taibei).
Railway-Beijing-Guangzhou Railway Line goes through Wuhan and most of the trains on the line stop at Wuhan or Hankou.
Highway-There are many buses available at different long-distance bus stations for different cities and counties of Hubei Province and for those of neighboring provinces.
Waterway-Wuhan is located at the confluence of the Yangtze River and the Hanshui River, so it enjoys developed waterborne transportation Passengers can go upwards to Chongqing and downwards to Jiujiang, and Nanjing through the Yangtze River watercourse.
Local Specialties: Turquoise, Gao Hongtai Copper Gong, Lusong Jade Sculpture, Silk Flower
Local Food: Steamed Wuchang Fish, Fried Bean Curd Sheets, Hot-dry Noodles, Sijimei Steamed Vessel Coulibiac, The Eight Diagrams Soup
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