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General Information:
The capital of Hubei Province and one of the major cities in China,is composed of nine districts, two suburbs and two nearbycounties,with an area of 8467 sq km and a population of 7.28 million.Located in the central part of China, where the Yangtze River, the third biggest in the world meets its biggest tributary the Han River, Wuhan is divided by the two rivers into 3 towns, named Hankou, Hanyang and Wuchang. Being accessible by water and land, it has earned the reputation of "the thoroughfare to nine provinces" and functions as one of the few pivots of water, land, air, post and telecommunication.

Today, Wuhan has grown into a center of industry, finance, commerce, science and education in Central China. With the development of the Yangtze River Valley, Wuhan will in due time become an international metropolis producing steel and automobiles, prospering in commerce and finance and advanced in science and technology.

Geography:
Location: at the central part of China; almost wholly located in the Jianghan Plain; sitting at the confluence of the world's third longest river, namely the Yangtze River and its longest branch Hansui River; at 2958' - 3122' north latitude, 11341' - 11505' east longitude

Neighboring Areas: Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan, Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Henan provinces

Physical Features: belongs to the Jianghai Plain with the majority area below 50 meters above the sea level; with low and smooth terrain on the plain; dotted with more than one hundred lakes

Population: 7.16 million
Urban Population: 4.86 million
Area: 8,467 sq km


Nationalities: Han, Hui, Manchu, Miao, Tujia and Mongolian

History: a city with a long history and glorious revolutionary tradition, where the first shot of the Revolution of 1911 overthrew the rule of 2000 years feudalism in China; an important ancient town since the Shang and Zhou dynasties, the Spring and Autumn Period, as well as the Warring States; one of the famous important towns in China in the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties; used to be the political, military and cultural center of the whole country for times

Climatic Features: belongs to the subtropical humid monsoon climate; four seasons clearly demarcated; with cold and dry winters, hot and humid summers, plenty of sunshine; with the frost free period of 220-250 days; called as "the Stove"; one of the cities famous for its hot in China

Average Temperature: 16C

Mountains: the Dabieshan Mountains, the Guishan Mountain, Sheshan Mountain, the Luojia Mountain, Hongshan Mountain, the Cishan Mountain, Nanwangshan Mountain and the Moshan Mountain

Rivers: The Yangtze River, Hanshui River, Daoshui River, Sheshui River, Jushui River, the East Lake, the South Lake, Shahu Lake, Yuehu Lake and Moshui Lake

Local Highlights: Wuchang Fish, Laotongcheng Doupi, Cailinji hot dry noodle, Xiaotaoyuan Weitang Soup, Tanyanji Dumpling, Wuhan Mianwo

Wuhan Tourism:
Wuhan, the "Homeland of White Clouds and Yellow Crane", is composed of three parts: Hankou, Hanyang and Wuchang. Not many people go out of their way to get to Wuhan, one of China¡¯s largest cities, but a lot of people pass through the place since it is the terminus of the Yangtze Ferries from Chongqing. Wuhan is now enjoying a boom in foreign and local investment that may help it match up with the sparkling cosmopolitan citadels of Nanjing and Shanghai.

However, there are many scenic spots and historical sites in Wuhan to visit, including the European-style buildings remained along the Yanjiang Street, Hongshan Square, Yellow Crane Tower with the 1,700 years history, one of the three famous towers in South China, the East Lake whose natural beauty rivals that of the West Lake in Hangzhou; the TV Tower on Tortoise Hill known as the highest mast of Asia; the ancient Guiyuan Temple, and the modern International Amusement Park.

Transport in Wuhan:
Aviation

Wuhan Tianhe Airport is 3,400 meters long and 60 meters wide, able to facilitate the arrival and departure of a Boeing 747-400. Between the city and airport runs an expressway which is 17.8km long. It takes 20 minutes to cover the distance by car. Every day, there is a direct scheduled flight between Wuhan and Hongkong. There is also the opening of the direct airline between Wuhan and Bangkok, Fukuoka of Japan and Marco. With the valid credentials concerned, air tickets can be booked or bought at any ticket office or designated ticket agency set up by the airline. Ticket offices are set up in star-class hotels as well.



Highway

Wuhan sees out more than 4,000 long-distance buses everyday. The coaches which start from Wuhan every day, may take passengers to such destinations as Nanjing, Nanchang, Hefei, Changsha and Zhengzhou the very same day. Most Long-distance buses with beds instead of chairs and air-conditioning, therefore, the long-distance journey will be comfortable.
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