Wuhan is the capital city of Hubei province, People's Republic of China, and is the most populous city in Central China. It lies at the east of the Jianghan Plain, and the intersection of the middle reaches of the Yangtze and Han rivers. Arising out of the conglomeration of three towns, Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang, Wuhan is known as "the nine provinces' leading thoroughfare"; it is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and expressways passing through the city. Because of its key role in domestic transportation, Wuhan was sometimes referred to as the "Chicago of China”. It is recognized as the political, economic, financial, cultural, educational and transportation center of central China.
Wuhan is the biggest National Central City of China. Known as 'China's Thoroughfare ’ , Wuhan is a major transportation hub connecting to other
major cities. Because of its key role in domestic transportation, Wuhan is sometimes referred to as "the Chicago of China" by foreign sources.
Transportation is convenient in Wuhan both for domestic and international travels. It only takes four hours by high-speed railway from Wuhan to major
cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi’an and Chengdu.
Wuhan has direct flights to more than 27 international destinations such as Dubai, Paris, Rome, London, Istanbul, Singapore, Tokyo, New York, Moscow, Sydney, San Francisco, etc.