Central China

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Central China (simplified Chinese : 华中 ; traditional Chinese : 華中 ; pinyin : Huázhōng ) is a geographical and a loosely defined cultural region that includes the provinces of Henan, Hubei and Hunan. Jiangxi is sometimes also regarded to be part of this region. Central China is now officially part of South Central China governed by the People's Republic of China. In the context of the Rise of Central China Plan by the State Council of the People's Republic of China in 2004, surrounding provinces including Shanxi, Anhui, are also defined as regions of Central China development zones.

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Administrative divisions

GB [1] ISO № [2] ProvinceChinese NameCapitalPopulationDensityAreaAbbreviation/Symbol
HA41 Henan Province 河南省
Hénán Shěng
Zhengzhou 94,023,567563.01167,000
HB42 Hubei Province 湖北省
Húběi Shěng
Wuhan 57,237,740307.89185,900
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HN43 Hunan Province 湖南省
Húnán Shěng
Changsha 65,683,722312.77210,000
Xiāng

Cities with urban area over one million in population

Provincial capitals in bold.

#CityUrban area [3] District area [3] City proper [3] Prov.Census date
1 Wuhan 7,541,5279,785,3889,785,388HB2010-11-01
2 Zhengzhou 3,677,0324,253,9138,627,089HA2010-11-01
3 Changsha 2,963,2183,092,2137,040,952HN2010-11-01
4 Luoyang 1,584,4631,926,0796,549,941HA2010-11-01
5 Xiangfan [note 1] 1,433,0572,199,6905,500,307HB2010-11-01
6 Hengyang 1,115,6451,133,9677,148,344HN2010-11-01
7 Yichang 1,049,3631,411,3804,059,686HB2010-11-01

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Notes

  1. Xiangfan was renamed as Xiangyang on 2 December 2010.

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References

  1. GB/T 2260 codes for the provinces of China
  2. ISO 3166-2:CN (ISO 3166-2 codes for the provinces of China)
  3. 1 2 3 国务院人口普查办公室、国家统计局人口和社会科技统计司编 (2012). 中国2010年人口普查分县资料. Beijing: 中国统计出版社 [China Statistics Press]. ISBN   978-7-5037-6659-6.

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