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Hubei Province
Hubei Province is also called E for short. It is situated in the middle reach of the Yangtze River which an area of 180 thousand square km. and a population of 55.14 million.
The terrain of Hubei Province is high in the west and low in the east and wide open to the south. Its hilly land occupies 70% of the total area and the plain is less than 30%, the main part of which is Jianghan plain. The Yangtze River flows through the whole province from west to east, while the Hanjiang flows from northwest to southeast through Wuhan City into the Yangtze

River. There are many lakes in the Jianghan Plain. This province belongs to the moist monsoon climate of sub-tropical zone. It is rich inagriculture, forestry and hydropower resources. In the field of mineral products, iron, copper, phosphorous, plaster and rock salt have captured a most important position.
The main agricultural products are paddy rice, wheat, ramie and sesame. The products of grain, cotton, ramie and vegetable oil among the top of the whole country. The fresh water aquaculture is highly developed. In industry, the metallurgy, machinery, power, textile, foodstuff and chemistry take the main position, while the products of hydro-electricity, iron and steel, motor car, cotton cloths, cotton textile, internal combustion engine and phosphorous mine are on the top of the whole country. In communication, railway is the main force while highway and inland water transport are also convenient.
The natural scenery of Hubei Province is beautiful and splendid, and the historic and cultural resources are also rich. The main places of historic interest and scenic beauty are East Lake and Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan, ancient Longzhong (a strategic place of importance in ancient time) in Wuhan City, Wudang Mountain (famous for martial arts) and Shennongjia (a place of primitive forest) etc.
The traditional famous specialties are embroidery, Suizhou sweet dates and Siaogan sesame candy etc.