Wuhan is one of the most populated cities in China, with a population of over 10 million people. Located at the junction of the Yangtze and Han rivers, it is the capital of Hubei Province and a major transportation hub for the Middle Kingdom.
Wuhan launched the world's first AI doctor in 2019 at the Sixth Hospital of Wuhan, called '"Dr. Ai." This artificial intelligence system can diagnose illnesses, determine treatment plans, and interact with humans.
As a modern industrial hub, Wuhan boasts one of the world's largest steel plants, run by Wuhan Iron & Steel Corporation. In 2011, the factory produced 18.8 million tonnes of steel.
Wuhan is the birthplace of the Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong. His childhood home is now a memorial and a major tourist attraction.
Wuhan was the first city in Mainland China to embrace maglev technology. The Wuhan Maglev Express is the longest-operating maglev line in the world.
Wuhan is home to the largest lake in mainland China, Lake Wuhan. It covers an area of over 665 sq km and is crossed by several bridges.
The Wuhan International Horticultural Exposition held in April 2019 was the first in China. It featured 400 different exhibits from around the world.
Wuhan is home to one of the world's most acclaimed universities, the Wuhan University, which also ranks amongst the most prestigious establishments in the entire country.
Wuhan is known as the 'Thoroughfare of Nine Provinces,' and nine of the original teahouses that lined the 19th-century trade route can still be found today.
Wuhan is the site of the world-famous Yellow Crane Tower, which dates back to 223 AD. The landmark has a commanding view of the cityscape and has been the subject of poetry and artwork.
Wuhan is home to two of the most popular dishes from the Hubei region: hot, dry noodles and braised duck. Both dishes are known for their spicy, savory flavors.