The Chinese city of Wuhan became known to the whole world in early 2020, when an epidemic of a new type of coronavirus broke out in it spread all over the world in just a few months. In fact, this is quite an ordinary metropolis, typical of China and representing a powerful industrial center.
Facts about Wuhan
- Every tenth Chinese car is produced in Wuhan factories.
- During World War II, Wuhan was captured by Japanese troops. In 1944, it was seriously damaged by American bombing.
- China has long been ruled by the Communist Party. But in 1967, Wuhan became the center of the counter-revolutionary movement
- In 876, an Orthodox church appeared here. Its building has survived to this day, but it no longer functions as a church.
- The area of Wuhan reaches 8495 square kilometers.
- Wuhan has a population of 11 million.
- The lowest temperature ever recorded in Wuhan was -18.1 degrees.
- Usually, even in winter, in January and February, the air temperature here is slightly above zero.
- Since Wuhan is surrounded by lakes and swamps, you can only drive out of it by dams (interesting facts about lakes ).
- In the distant past, it was here that trade caravans were formed, traveling along the Great Silk Road to the west.
- Three centuries ago, Wuhan was one of the main trading centers of the Chinese Empire.
- Located at the confluence of three rivers, the city is divided into three parts, which are interconnected by bridges.
- The Huanghelou Tower, also known as the Yellow Crane Tower, is the oldest building in Wuhan. It was built in 223, which is almost 1800 years ago!
- The tallest building in Wuhan is the high-tech and environmentally friendly skyscraper Wuhan Greenland Center with a height of 636 meters. It has as many as 125 floors and is one of the tallest buildings in China (interesting facts about China).
- Located in the geographical center of China, the city is called the “highway of the nine provinces”, as many paths pass through it, land. railway and river.
- Of all the cities in Central China, Wuhan is the most densely populated.
- Despite all the efforts of the authorities, traffic jams here are terrible, and every day.