39 Facts About Wuhan


Wuhan is the capital of Hubei Province in the People's Republic of China.

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Name "Wuhan" came from the city's historical origin from the conglomeration of Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang, which are collectively known as the "Three Towns of Wuhan" .

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Wuhan has historically served as a busy city port for commerce and trading.

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Wuhan was briefly the capital of China in 1927 under the left wing of the Kuomintang government.

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Wuhan is considered the political, economic, financial, commercial, cultural, and educational center of Central China.

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Wuhan is a major city in the world by scientific research outputs and it ranks 14th globally and 5th in China .

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In 2017, Wuhan was designated as a Creative City by UNESCO, in the field of design.

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Wuhan is classified as a Beta- city together with seven other cities in China, including Changsha, Dalian, Jinan, Shenyang, Xiamen, Xi'an and Zhengzhou by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.

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Wuhan is one of the world's top 100 financial centers, according to the Global Financial Centres Index.

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Wuhan then returned north, joining forces with Huang again, and they surrounded Song Wei at Song Prefecture .

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In December 1858, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, High Commissioner to China, led four warships up the Yangtze River in Wuhan to collect the information needed for opening the trading port in Wuhan.

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Wuhan set up many heavy industries, founded Hanyang Steel Plant, Daye Iron Mine, Pingxiang Coal Mine and Hubei Arsenal and set up local textile industries, boosting the flourishing modern industry in Wuhan.

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In March 1927, Mao Zedong appeared at the Third Plenum of the KMT Central Executive Committee in Wuhan, which sought to strip General Chiang of his power by appointing Wang Jingwei leader.

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In June 1927, Stalin sent a telegram to the Communists in Wuhan, calling for the mobilization of an army of workers and peasants.

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In Wuhan, he called all the leaders of provinces and municipalities who had not attended Chengdu Conference to report their work.

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Tian Jiaying, the secretary of Mao, said that Wuhan Conference was a supplement to Chengdu Conference.

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Chinese protesters organized boycotts of the French-owned retail chain Carrefour in major Chinese cities including Kunming, Hefei and Wuhan, accusing the French nation of pro-secessionist conspiracy and anti-Chinese racism.

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The city's subway system, the Wuhan Metro was partially submerged as was the main railway station.

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Wuhan is in east-central Hubei, at latitude 29° 58'–31° 22' N and longitude 113° 41'–115° 05' E Wuhan sits at the confluence of the Han River flowing into the Yangtze River at the East of the Jianghan Plain along the Yangtze's middle reaches.

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Wuhan has nearly 200 lakes, including the East Lake of 33 km2, and Tangxun Lake, which are the largest lakes entirely within a city in China.

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Wuhan's climate is humid subtropical with abundant rainfall in summer and four distinctive seasons.

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However, the climate data of recent years suggests that Wuhan is no longer among the top tier of "The hottest cities in summer" list, the New Four Furnacelike Cities are Chongqing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, and Nanchang.

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Wuhan is an important center for economy, trade, finance, transportation, information technology, and education in China.

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Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone is a national level industrial zone incorporated in 1993.

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Wuhan Donghu New Technology Development Zone is a national level high-tech development zone.

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Wuhan is the most populous city in Central China and among the most populous in China.

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The city of Wuhan is served by three major railway stations: the Hankou Railway Station in Hankou, the Wuchang Railway Station in Wuchang, and the Wuhan Railway Station, located in a newly developed area east of the East Lake .

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Wuhan Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Wuhan.

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The government of Wuhan City promised the citizens that at least two lines or sections open every year.

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Wuhan is a major hub for maritime transport in central China.

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The Port of Wuhan provide services for the local population and shipping services.

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Wuhan University is another Project 985 and Class A Double First Class University, which was ranked 225th by the 2022 QS World University Rankings and 209th by the 2022 U S News; established in 1893, the old Wuhan University absorbed three other schools in 2000 to become a university with 36 schools in 6 faculties.

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The modern newspapers in Wuhan can be dated back to 1866, when Hankow Times, a newspaper in English, was founded.

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Han opera, which is the local opera of Wuhan area, was one of China's oldest and most popular operas.

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Wuhan has a professional football team, Wuhan, that plays in the Chinese Super League.

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Wuhan Gators are a professional arena football team based in Wuhan.

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Wuhan has eleven bridges and one tunnel across the Yangtze River.

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Yellow Crane Tower, historically one of the tallest buildings in Wuhan, is considered one of the Four Great Towers of China and was destroyed twelve times, both by warfare and by fire.

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The Minsheng Bank Building, the second tallest structure in Wuhan, was the tallest building in Wuhan when it was completed in 2007.

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