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Huanggang Municipality, A prefecture-level city under Hubei Province, In Chinese [黄冈市]

Huanggang Overview

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Overview

Huanggang, located in the east of Hubei province and to the north of Yangtze River, is a rapidly developing city, where the Beijing CKowloon Railway pass through. Huanggang boasts many picturesque sceneries and a galaxy of talents, where is also an old revolutionary area with glorious and frugal tradition, and numerous famous generals born in this place.

Since a county found here in Ch'in dynasty, Huanggang has always been the political, economic and cultural center in the east of Hubei and is famous for many celebrities born here, like Bi Sheng ,the inventor of movable-type printing, one of Chinese four great inventions of ancient China (movable-type printing, compass, gunpowder, papermaking).

Huanggang is also home of famous doctors, like Li Shizhen, a great doctor of ancient China was born here, who wrote his famous medicine work, Compendium of Materia Medica.

Huanggang has rich natural resources, where more than 50 mineral resources have been found, and among them those with great deposits and high quality are iron sand, phosphorite, quartz and yellow sand etc.

Huanggang is also known for its scenic beauty and numerous spots of history and cultural. The Red Cliff in Huangzhou (the name of Huanggang in ancient times) was a place that every state want to occupy, and many bookman visited there for its history.


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