Hubei


Hubei
/hyuu"bay"/, n. Pinyin.
a province in central China. 33,710,000; 72,394 sq. mi. (187,500 sq. km). Cap.: Wuhan.
Also, Hupeh, Hupei.

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or Hu-pei conventional Hupeh

Province (pop., 2000 est.: 60,280,000), east-central China.

It lies north of the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) and is bordered by Sichuan, Shaanxi, Henan, Anhui, Jiangxi, and Hunan provinces and Chongqing municipality. It has an area of 72,400 sq mi (187,500 sq km), and its capital is Wuhan. In the 1st millennium BC it was ruled by the Zhou dynasty, and it became part of the Chinese empire during the Han dynasty. Until the reign of Kangxi, Hubei and Hunan formed one province; they were divided in the mid 17th century. The area was the scene of battles after the 1850 Taiping Rebellion. The revolution of 1911 (see Nationalist Party) began in Hubei. It was heavily bombed during the Sino-Japanese War of 1937–45. Restoration began after the communist Chinese takeover. In addition to agricultural production, Hubei has important heavy industrial production.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Hubei — [ho͞o′bā′] province in EC China: 72,394 sq mi (187,500 sq km); pop. 54,760,000; cap. Wuhan …   English World dictionary

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