Wuhan en Chine
Wuhan (simplified Chinese: 武汉; pinyin: Wǔhàn) is the capital of Hubei province, People’s Republic of China, and is the most populous city in Central China.

  • Population: 10,22 millions (2013)
  • Area : 8 494 km²

The metropolitan area comprises three parts—Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang—commonly called the “Three Towns of Wuhan” (hence the name “Wuhan”, combining “Wu” from the first city and “Han” from the other two). The consolidation of these cities occurred in 1927 and Wuhan was thereby established. The parts face each other across the rivers and are linked by bridges, including one of the first modern bridges in China, known as the “First Bridge”.

Holding sub-provincial status, Wuhan is recognized as the political, economic, financial, cultural, educational and transportation center of central China. The city of Wuhan, first termed as such in 1927, has a population of 10,220,000 people (as of 2013)

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Climate

Temperature in 2013

temperatures

The winter is a common temperature winter comparing to the european country but humidity is higher.
Spring temperature is nice even if there is a lot of rainy days.
Autumn season is very long and nice for temperature and precipitation.
Summer can have high temperature and high humidity. Air cond is necessary.

precipitations

rain
It is important to make difference between the number of rainy days and the level of precipitation in Wuhan. Spring has a lot of rainy days but in the summer, even not so much, more water is falling.


Railways


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Wuhan Hankou Railway station

Presently, the city of Wuhan is served by three major railway stations: the Hankou Railway Station in Hankou, the Wuchang Railway Station in Wuchang, and the new Wuhan Railway Station, located in a newly developed area east of the East Lake (Hongshan District). As the stations are many miles apart, it is important for passengers to be aware of the particular station(s) used by a particular train.

Public transit

When Wuhan Metro opened in September 2004, Wuhan became the fifth Chinese city with a metro system (after Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Guangzhou)

Line 1 & 2 and first phase of line 4 are opened

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Line 3: Sanjintan – Zhuankou

Line 4: Wuhan Railway Station – HuangjinkouFull length: 28 kilometers
This is a main line connecting Hankou Town and Hanyang Town. Will be opened in 2015,

Full length: 33.23 kilometers
The first phase between Wuhan Railway Station and Wuchang Railway Station is open and the phase 2 between Wuchang Railway Station and Huangjinkou will be in operation by the end of 2014.

Line 5: Wuhan Railway Station – Nanhu & Qingling
Full length: 30 kilometers
This line is scheduled to be built after 2017. However, according to the newest urban construction plan, it may be started ahead of time.

Line 6: Sanjiaohu – Wujiashan
Full length: 33.5 kilometers
It is planned to be put into operation in 2016.

Line 7: Qianchuan – Zhifang
Full length: 29.8 kilometers
This is an express line connecting Hankou center and Wuchang center and passengers can make a transfer with line 5 when opened in 2017.

Line 8: Jinyintan Avenue – Xiongchu Avenue, Nanhu Avenue
Full length: 31.8 kilometers
Its first phase will be put into use in 2016.

Line 9: Luxiang – Zhifang Town
Line 10: Changfu – Yangluo
Line 11: Caidian – Baoxie
Line 12: Gutian – Wuhu


Airport

Opened in April 1995, Wuhan Tianhe International Airport is one of the busiest airports in central China and it is located 26 kilometres (16 mi) north of Wuhan

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From Hanyang Kaifaqu to the airport : 50 min without traffic.
From Hankou to the airport : 40 min without traffic