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.
- 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.