In history, only “Greater Shanghai” and “Greater Wuhan” have been labeled as “Greater” among all the Chinese cities. On the eve of the founding of the People Republic of China, Hankou was bigger than Peiping (old name for Beijing) at that time. “No matter how fast or slow you walk, you can’t walk out of Hankou in just one day.” This saying reflects the area of Hankou, which is only one of the three towns in Wuhan.
Historically speaking, Wuhan was originally formed by the merger of Hankou, Wuchang and Hanyang on May 16, 1949.
Today in Wuhan, there are 8 bridges on the Yangtze River, 6 bridges on the Han River and 74 parks in the urban area. The Third Ring Road in Wuhan is much larger than the Sixth Ring Road in many other cities. It will take more than three hours for a 300 km/h high-speed train to run around Wuhan.
Wuhan has China’s largest urban lake, Tangsun Lake, with a water area of 47.6 square kilometers. At the same time, East Lake, the second largest urban lake in China, with an area of 33.9 square kilometers, is also located in Wuhan. It covers six times the area of Hangzhou West Lake.
Area of Wuhan City = Area of 4 Shenzhen Cities (area of Shenzhen: 1996.8 sq. km)
Area of Wuhan City= Area of 8 Hong Kong (area of Hong Kong: 1104 sq. km)
Area of Wuhan City= Area of 80 Paris Cities (area of Paris: 105.4 sq. km)
Area of Wuhan City= Area of 14 Seoul Cities (area of Seoul: 605.77 sq. km)
Area of Wuhan City= Area of 12 Singapore (area of Singapore: 716.1 sq. km)
Area of Wuhan City= Area of 11 New York Cities (area of New York: 789 sq. km)
Area of Wuhan City= Area of 5 London Cities (area of London: 1577.3 sq. km)
Area of Wuhan City= Area of 4 Tokyo Cities (area of Tokyo: 2188 sq. km)
Wuhan, with an area of 8569.15 square kilometers, has a total population of more than 14 million by the end of 2019, including 9.08 million household registered population and 5.1 million mobile population.