Coordinates: 27°24′N 111°48′E / 27.4°N 111.8°E / 27.4; 111.8

Hunan Province
Abbreviations: 湘 (pinyin: Xiāng)
Origin of name 湖 hú - lake
南 nán - south
"south of the lake "
Administration type Province
(and largest city)
CPC Ctte Secretary Zhou Qiang
Governor Xu Shousheng
Area 211,800 km2 (81,800 sq mi) (10th)
- Latitude 24° 38' to 30° 08' N
- Longitude 108° 47' to 114° 16' E
Population (2010)
- Density
65,683,722 (7th)
316 /km2 (820 /sq mi) (13th)
GDP (2011)

- per capita
CNY 1.90 trillion
US$ 300 billion (10th)
CNY 24,719
US$ 3,652 (20th)
HDI (2008) 0.781 (medium) (19th)
Ethnic composition Han - 90%
Tujia - 4%
Miao - 3%
Dong - 1%
Yao - 1%
Languages and dialects Xiang Chinese
Prefectural level 14 divisions
County level 122 divisions
Township level* 2576 divisions
ISO 3166-2 CN-43
Official website (English)
Source for population and GDP data: Source for nationalities data: *
Template • Discussion • WikiProject China

Hunan (Chinese: 湖南; pinyin: Húnán) is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the south-central part of the country to the south of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting (hence the name Hunan, which means "south of the lake"). Hunan is sometimes called and officially abbreviated as "湘" (pinyin: Xiāng) for short, after the Xiang River which runs through the province.

Hunan borders Hubei in the north, Jiangxi to the east, Guangdong to the south, Guangxi to the southwest, Guizhou to the west, and Chongqing to the northwest. The capital is Changsha.

Read more about Hunan:  History, Geography, Administrative Divisions, Politics, Economy, Artistic, Demographics, Culture, Tourism, Education, Sports

Other articles related to "hunan":

Li County, Hunan - Notes and References
... Hunan Province county-level divisions Changsha Prefecture-level cities Changsha Yuelu District Furong District Tianxin District Kaifu District Wangcheng District Yuhua District Liuyang City ...
Rujjana Utaiwan - Discography - In Other Country - People's Republic of China
... the Two of Us reality talent show at Hunan 1st runner up with Wei Chen of Just the Two of Us at Hunan Happy New Year 2008's Concert at Shenzhen, People's Republic of China Happy Camp 2008 in Hunan TV ...
Supercomputing In China - Supercomputing Centers - Hunan
... The National Supercomputing Center in Hunan operates the Tianhe-1A Hunan Solution - NUDT YH MPP supercomputer that runs at 1342 teraflops ...
List Of Universities And Colleges In Hunan - Changsha
... University of Science and Technology (长沙理工大学) Hunan Normal University (湖南师范大学) Hunan Agricultural University ...
Hunan - Sports
... Professional sports teams in Hunan include Chinese Football Association Jia League Hunan Xiangjun ...