The City Of Wuhan In China


By the ending of 2019, Wuhan City in China became very popular around the world. This city that took so many international nicknames because of its development, became a headquarter of discovering Corona Virus. And in this article, we are going to show some information about Wuhan in China.

A brief history of Wuhan

It is considered the capital of Hubei province in the Chinese Republic, and one of the Nine Nations of China. And its population was (12,326,500) million in 2020.

It is a city with the biggest population from the middle China, and the ninth city in China when it comes to the number of habitants.

Wuhan witnessed many historical events, for it was considered the main trading and exchanging port in China.

The most distinguished event is Wuchang Uprising in 1911, which put an end to the royal family that lasted for 2000 years.

In 1917, Wuhan was the capital of China for a short time through the Kuomintang government. Again, it was the capital of China for ten months in the second world war in 1937.

Wuhan is considered an essential center in the middle China in many economic, political, commercial and educational fields.

Moreover, Wuhan is classified as the fourteenth city globally and the fifth city in China in scientific research.

It is the place where many important educational institutions are established like: Wuhan university and Huazhong university for science and technology.

One of the most important things of Wuhan city is that it joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in 2017.

Wuhan city in China

The geographical site of Wuhan city in China

Wuhan is a combination of three provinces united in 1927: Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang. They are called the “Three Towns of Wuhan”.

The name “Wuhan” is the result of merging the first letters of the three provinces.

Add to that, the provinces face each other and they are departed by the golden waterway of the Yangtze River and Han River and connected with bridges.

The square of Wuhan is 8,494,41 million square meters (3,279,71 square miles). And there are about 200 lakes like: the Eastern Lake and Tangshan Lake.

Wuhan climate is wet and subtropical. Summer in Wuhan is hot and humid and it is the season of rain falling in the city. Also winter is cold with less rains and rare snows. Finally, spring and autumn are somehow cool.

Wuhan economy

Until the 21th century, Wuhan was an agricultural city with the existence of steel industry as a foundation of the domestic economy of the city since 1890.

And car making is very important in Wuhan, which made it the place of big companies like: Dongfeng, Honda, Citroen, SAIC GM, DFM Passenger Vehicle and Dongfeng Renault.

Basically, the main industries in the city are:

  • Car making.
  • Steel and iron industry.
  • The newly medicine sector.
  • Biological engineering.
  • Environment protection and making new substances.
  • Electronic optics.

Add to that, Wuhan city in China plays a crucial role in transportation by being the center of many railways and fast roads. This is why it is called the “Chinese Chicago”.

Tianhe International Airport was opened in Wuhan in 1995 and it is the most congested airport in China.

Wuhan city in China

Tourism in Wuhan, China

There are many touristic sites in China which worth the visit:

  • Wuhan museum: it contains more than 100.000 ruins.
  • Hubei province museum:  it is a pioneer museum in China with more than 200.000 artifacts.
  • Happy valley Wuhan: it is an entertaining city opened in 29 April in 2012.
  • Wooing temple: “Unshadow Temple” which is the most ancient landmarks in China, and it dates back to the southern Song dynasty.
  • Wuhan Park.

finally, we mentioned some important information about Wuhan, which is despite being so developed, we did not discover it till Corona virus.

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