Wuhan, Hubei Province, China


🇨🇳 Wuhan is the capital of Hubei Province in the People's Republic of China. It is the largest city in Hubei and the most populous city in Central China, and one of the nine National Central Cities of China.

The 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" (武汉三镇). Wuhan lies in the eastern Jianghan Plain, at the confluence of the Yangtze river and its largest tributary, the Han River, and is known as "Nine Provinces' Thoroughfare" (九省通衢).

Wuhan is considered by some to be one of the potential sites of the pivotal Battle of the Red Cliffs, a battle that stopped warlord Cao Cao's incursion into southern China at the end of the Eastern Han dynasty. Other historical events taking place in Wuhan include the Wuchang Uprising of 1911, which led to the downfall of the Qing dynasty and the establishment of the Republic of China. Wuhan was briefly the capital of China in 1927 under the left wing of the Kuomintang (KMT) government led by Wang Jingwei. The city later served as the wartime capital of China for ten months in 1937 during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Wuhan is considered the political, economic, financial, commercial, cultural, and educational centre of Central China. It is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads, and expressways passing through the city and connecting to other major cities. Because of its key role in domestic transportation, Wuhan is sometimes referred to as "the Chicago of China" by foreign sources. The "Golden Waterway" of the Yangtze River and the Han River traverse the urban area and divide Wuhan into the three districts of Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang. The Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge crosses the Yangtze in the city. The Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity, is located nearby. Historically, Wuhan has suffered risks of flooding, prompting the government to alleviate the situation by introducing ecologically friendly absorption mechanisms.

While Wuhan has been a traditional manufacturing hub for decades, it is also one of the areas promoting modern industrial changes in China. Wuhan has three national development zones, four scientific and technological development parks, over 350 research institutes, 1,656 high tech enterprises, numerous enterprise incubators and investments from 230 Fortune Global 500 firms. It produced GDP (nominal) of US$274 billion in 2021. The Dongfeng Motor Corporation, an automobile manufacturer, is headquartered in Wuhan. The city is home to multiple notable institutes of higher education, including Wuhan University and the Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Wuhan is a major city in the world by scientific research outputs and it ranks 14th globally and 5th in China (after Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Guangzhou). In 2017, Wuhan was designated as a Creative City by UNESCO, in the field of design.

Parrot Island Yangtze River Bridge, Wuhan, Hubei, China 
Parrot Island Yangtze River Bridge, Wuhan, Hubei, China
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Wuhan is rated Beta − by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Beta level cities are cities that link moderate economic regions to the world economy.

Wuhan is the #116 city in the world according to the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) which evaluates and ranks the competitiveness of the major financial centres of the world according to a wide range of criteria – Human Capital, Business, Finance, Infrastructure and Reputation.

Wuhan is ranked #43 and rated C by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. C cities are international gateway cities. Wuhan was ranked #1186 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Wuhan has a population of over 6,886,253 people. Wuhan also forms the centre of the wider Wuhan Prefecture which has a population of over 11,000,000 people. Wuhan is ranked #174 for startups with a score of 2.968.

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Wuhan is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for Design see: https://en.unesco.org/creative-cities

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South of: 30.597

🇨🇳 Wuhou 30.595

🇪🇬 Ismailia 30.589

🇨🇳 Dayi 30.588

🇨🇳 Hankow 30.581

🇨🇳 Hankou 30.581

🇺🇸 Leander 30.579

🇪🇬 Zagazig 30.567

🇺🇸 Marble Falls 30.567

🇪🇬 Shibin El Kom 30.557

🇲🇽 San Quintín 30.55

East of: 114.278

🇨🇳 Kaifeng 114.314

🇰🇷 Anyang 114.336

🇮🇩 Banyuwangi 114.367

🇨🇳 Anyang 114.392

🇨🇳 Huizhou 114.396

🇨🇳 Hongshan 114.407

🇨🇳 Yichun 114.417

🇨🇳 Handan 114.467

🇨🇳 Shijiazhuang 114.479

🇨🇳 Xingtai 114.489

West of: 114.278

🇭🇰 Sai Kung 114.273

🇨🇳 Hankow 114.273

🇨🇳 Hankou 114.273

🇭🇰 Kwun Hang 114.26

🇭🇰 Tseung Kwan O 114.249

🇨🇳 Lingqiu 114.233

🇭🇰 Ma On Shan Tsuen 114.233

🇭🇰 Shau Kei Wan 114.23

🇭🇰 Kwun Tong 114.225

🇨🇳 Xianning 114.217

Antipodal to Wuhan is: -65.722,-30.597

Locations Near: Wuhan 114.278,30.5967

🇨🇳 Hankow 114.273,30.581 d: 1.8  

🇨🇳 Hankou 114.273,30.581 d: 1.8  

🇨🇳 Dongxihu 114.146,30.624 d: 13  

🇨🇳 Hongshan 114.407,30.538 d: 14  

🇨🇳 Hanchuan 113.833,30.667 d: 43.3  

🇨🇳 Xiaogan 113.9,30.919 d: 50.9  

🇨🇳 Ezhou 114.833,30.4 d: 57.5  

🇨🇳 Huanggang 114.872,30.454 d: 59.1  

🇨🇳 Hwang Chow 114.879,30.434 d: 60.3  

🇨🇳 Huangzhou 114.879,30.434 d: 60.3  

Antipodal to: Wuhan -65.722,-30.597

🇦🇷 Cruz del Eje -64.8,-30.733 d: 19925.6  

🇦🇷 Cosquín -64.45,-31.233 d: 19874.6  

🇦🇷 Villa Carlos Paz -64.517,-31.4 d: 19869.6  

🇪🇸 La Rioja -66.855,-29.413 d: 19844.1  

🇦🇷 La Rioja -66.855,-29.413 d: 19844.1  

🇦🇷 Ciudad de La Rioja -66.85,-29.4 d: 19843.3  

🇦🇷 Jesús María -64.1,-30.983 d: 19854.3  

🇦🇷 Córdoba -64.185,-31.392 d: 19844  

🇦🇷 San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca -65.773,-28.467 d: 19778.2  

🇦🇷 Oliva -63.567,-32.033 d: 19755.4  

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