Wuhan Facts

Name: Wuhan (武汉; Wǔhàn (/woo-han/))
Meaning: 'fighting Han people'
Most popularfood: re gan mian ("rrrr gan me-en," hot dry noodles)


  • Besides seeing the universities and a bustling Chinese city, there are some parks to visit.
  • Hankou is the financial center, Hanyang is the old industrial center, and Wuchang is a university and research park district that is forging hi-tech industries.

Main Attractions


It is on the central China plain and on the Yangtze River. In the late 19th century, it was the most prosperous city in the central part of the country. Now it is a cultural and educational center and a transportation hub.

  • 223 Walls were built around the town of Wuchang.
  • 1911 The Wuchang Uprising occurred, and this was the beginning of the revolt to topple the Qing Empire.
  • 1927 Hankou, Wuchang and Hanyang were merged to form the city of Wuhan.
  • 1938 The Japanese army captured the city and made it a major military base.


  • Significance of city: It is on the central China plain on the Yangtze River. It was the most prosperous city in central China in the late 19th century, and now it is known as the political, economic, financial, cultural, educational and transportation center of central China.
  • Nearby cities: Jiujiang (197 km/122 mi), Nanjing (258 km/160 mi), Changsha (278 km/172 mi)
  • Municipality terrain: The city is on the eastern side of the broad Jianghan Plain and the confluence of the Yangtze River and the navigable Hanshui River.
  • Average altitude: 23.3 meters (76 feet)
  • Main rivers: Yangtze River, Hanshui River

Location Information

  • City location: 30.35N, 114.17E, in eastern China
  • Municipality Population: 9,785,000
  • Municipality Area: 8,494 sq km (3,279 sq mi)
  • Population density: 1,152/sq km (2,984/sq mi)


  • Average highest temperature in July: 33 °C (91.4 °F)
  • Average lowest temperature in January: 0 °C (32 °F)
  • Humid subtropical climate with four seasons; annual precipitation: 1,269 mm (50 in)


  • Average annual income: ~64,000 RMB (~9,275 USD)
  • Development: developing; there is rapid real estate development. Wuhan developed as a heavy industry center, but the presence of some of China's best research institutions and universities gives the city the potential to be a high technology and electronics leader.
  • Industry: 49.8% tertiary industry (finance, services), 47% secondary (industry), 3.2% primary (agriculture)
  • CBD: Wangjiadun District (30.59N, 114.26E) in Hankou
  • Shopping streets: Jianghan Road in Hankou


Questions and Answers About Wuhan Facts

Fabrizio 2013-08-26
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What is a good hotel to go and what plan should I take to go to Wuhan China?

Hi Fabrizio,

This is Christy from China Highlights Travel in China. We have many hotels on website. For 5 stars hotel, Shagnri la Hotel is most recommended. It is 20 minutes from Tianhe airport. another one is Holiday Inn Tian An Hotel with central location. city's commercial, shopping and entertainment district are very closed there. For more details, please see more on http://www.chinahighlights.com/hotel/wuhan-hotels/

We are very happy to book hotel if you needed or if you need tours in Wuhan, please feel free to contact with me at christyluo@chinahighlights.net


Christy Luo replied on 2013-08-26
novita 2012-10-14
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hey i want to ask about wuhan university travel and social life, and living cost to study there.

Hi Novita, we can arrange the Wuhan University travel for you. How many people are there in your group, please? As to the social life and living cost to study there please consult the the university directly.

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-14
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