Wuhan - Geography

Geography

Wuhan
Climate chart (explanation)
J F M A M J J A S O N D
43 8 0 59 10 2 95 14 7 131 21 13 164 26 18 225 30 22 190 33 25 112 33 25 80 28 20 92 23 14 52 17 8 26 11 2
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
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Source: CMA
Imperial conversion
J F M A M J J A S O N D
1.7 46 33 2.3 50 36 3.7 58 44 5.2 71 55 6.5 80 65 8.9 85 72 7.5 91 78 4.4 91 77 3.1 82 68 3.6 73 57 2 62 46 1 51 36
Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches

Wuhan is situated in the middle of Hubei province, 113°41′-115°05′ East, 29°58′-31°22′ North, east of the Jianghan Plain, and the confluence of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and Hanshui River.

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 three cities occurred in 1927 and Wuhan was thereby established. These three 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". It is simple in geographical structure – low and flat in the middle and hilly in the south, with the Yangtze and Han rivers winding through the city. Wuhan occupies a land area of 8,494.41 square kilometres (3,279.71 sq mi), most of which is plain and decorated with hills and a great number of lakes and pools.

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