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Wuhan now
Wuhan in 1930s

Wuhan (Chinese: 武汉) is the capital of Hubei province, People's Republic of China, and is the city with most people in Central China.[1] It is at the east of the Jianghan Plain, where the Yangtze and Han rivers meet. Joining three nearby cities, Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang, Wuhan is a center of transportation, with many railways, roads and expressways passing through. Because of its important role in transportation, Wuhan was sometimes called the "Chicago of China."[2][3] It is also recognized as the political, economic, financial, cultural, and educational center of central China.[1]

The city of Wuhan, first called so in 1927, has 10,020,000 people (as at 2011).[4] In the 1920s, Wuhan was the national capital of a Kuomintang (KMT) government led by Wang Jingwei when he was against Chiang Kai-shek,[5] and it was also the capital in 1937.[6][7]

In December 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic started in Wuhan.

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  2. "Foreign News: On To Chicago". Time magazine. June 13, 1938. Archived from the original on January 5, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  3. Jacob, Mark (May 13, 2012). "Chicago is all over the place". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on May 11, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  4. "武汉市2011年国民经济和社会发展统计公报". Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  5. Stephen R. MacKinnon (2002). Remaking the Chinese City: Modernity and National Identity, 1900-1950. University of Hawaii Press. p. 161. ISBN 978-0824825188.
  6. "AN AMERICAN IN CHINA: 1936-39 A Memoir". Archived from the original on May 12, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  7. Stephen R. MacKinnon (21 May 2008). Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China. University of California Press. p. 12. ISBN 978-0520254459.