Overview of Wuhan city

Wuhan city is the capital of Hubei province, China. It is the most populous city in Central China. The city, located at the confluence of the Yangtze and Han rivers, is a major transportation hub with a series of rail, road and highway links connecting major cities in Mainland China. Because of its key position in domestic traffic, Wuhan is named “Chicago of China”.

During the 1920s, Wuhan was the capital of the far-left government led by Wang Jingwei against Chiang Kai-shek and later the capital in 1937 during the war against Japan.

Wuhan is currently the focus of attention and the starting point of the 2019 Coronavirus pneumonia epidemic .

Overview of Wuhan city
Wuhan city is located at the confluence of the Yangtze and Han rivers.

3000 years ago, people lived here. During the Han Dynasty, Xianyang was a busy port. In the third century, the citadel was built to protect Xianyang (206) and Wuchang (223), the year 223 is considered the founding year of Wuhan.

In 223, the Yellow Crane Pavilion (黄鹤楼) was built on the Wuchang area of the Yangtze River. Cui Hieu (崔颢), a famous poet of the Tang Dynasty, visited the village and wrote the famous 8th century poem “Huang Crane Tower” , thanks to which this place became famous throughout China. The city has long been considered a center for the arts (poetics) and academia. Under the Yuan (Yuan-Mong) dynasty, 600 years ago, Hankou was one of the four busiest trading ports in China.

In December 2019, Wuhan became the focus and outbreak of the new Coronavirus pneumonia, a disease similar to SARS, also known as Wuhan virus because the virus infection was first detected in the city. this street. In January 2020, authorities in Wuhan placed the city in quarantine “to prevent the spread” of the new coronavirus. The quarantine will cancel all public transport to and from the city, affecting air and rail transport.

The urban area consists of 3 areas: Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang. The name Wuhan is taken from the names of these three zones, in which Vu is taken from the name of the first zone, and Han is taken from the names of the following two zones.

Overview of Wuhan city
Wuhan is an important center of economy, trade, finance, transportation…

Wuhan is a sub-provincial city. Wuhan’s GDP was 396 billion yuan with a GDP per capita of about 44,000 yuan (US,285) in 2008. Wuhan currently attracts about 50 French companies, accounting for more than a third. French investment in China, the most among Chinese cities.

Wuhan is an important center of economy, commerce, finance, transportation, information technology, and education in central China. Its major industries include opto-electronics, automobile manufacturing, steelmaking, pharmaceutical industry, engineering biology, new materials industry and environmental protection. Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Co. and Dongfeng-Citroen Automobile Co., Ltd is headquartered in the city. There are currently 35 higher education institutions here, including Wuhan University, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, a city with 3 state-level development zones, this city ranks 3rd in China science and technology power.

The city has 8 public universities and colleges, and 13 other colleges and universities.

The Coronavirus pneumonia epidemic began in mid-December 2019 in the city of Wuhan in central China, when a group of people with pneumonia of unknown cause, was linked mainly to traders working at the Hai Market. Huanan produce, where live animals are sold.

Animals sold for food are suspected to be reservoirs or vectors for the virus because many of the first infected people were identified as workers at the Huanan seafood market, who had more contact with the animals. A market selling live animals for food was also blamed for the 2003 SARS outbreak; Such places are considered a perfect “incubator” for new pathogens.