Interesting facts about Wuhan


Posted on Nov 23, 2022      393


The Chinese city of Wuhan became world famous at the beginning of 2020, when a new type of coronavirus epidemic broke out there, spreading to the entire world in just a few months. In fact, it is quite an ordinary metropolis, typical of China and a powerful industrial center.

Facts about Wuhan

  • One in ten Chinese automobiles is produced exactly at Wuhan plants.
  • During World War II, Wuhan was invaded by Japanese forces. In 1944 it was severely damaged by American bombing.
  • China had long been ruled by the Communist Party. But in 1967, Wuhan became the center of a counter-revolutionary movement.

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  • The lowest temperature ever recorded in Wuhan was -18.1 degrees.
  • Usually, even in winter, in January and February, the temperature here stays slightly above zero.
  • Since Wuhan is surrounded by lakes and marshes, it is only possible to leave it by car by dams.
  • In the distant past, it was here where the trade caravans that departed on the Great Silk Road to the West were formed.
  • Three centuries ago, Wuhan was one of the major trading centers of the Chinese Empire.
  • At the confluence of three rivers, the city is divided into three parts, which are connected by bridges.

  • Wuhan’s Huanheluo Tower, also known as the Yellow Crane Tower, is the oldest building in Wuhan. It was built in 223, almost 1,800 years ago!
  • The tallest building in Wuhan is the Wuhan Greenland Center, a high-tech and environmentally friendly skyscraper with a height of 636 meters. It has as many as 125 floors and is one of the tallest buildings in China.
  • In the geographical center of China, the city is called the “thoroughfare of the nine provinces” because of many roads, land. Railways and rivers pass through it.
  • Of all the cities in Central China, Wuhan is the most densely populated.
  • Despite the best efforts of the authorities, traffic jams here are terrible, and every day.

 


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