Yichang, China

Location: located in the east mouth of the Three Gorges
Neighboring Areas: Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan, Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Henan provinces
Physical Features: higher in the west and lower in the east
Population: 3.92 million
Urban Population: 2.63 million
Area: 21,084 sq km
Nationalities: Han, Hui, Manchu, Miao, Tujia and Mongolian
History: with more than 7,000 or 8,000 years of history; called as "the throat of Chuan (namely Sichuan province) and E (namely Hubei province)"; in the Xia and Shang dynasties, used to be the ancient "lands of Jingzhou"; in Spring and Autumn Period, as well as Warring States, cortrolled by the Chu State, being called "the west frontier fortress of Chu" in history; one of the cradles of Chu Culture; called "Xiling" in remote antiquity; also known as "Yiling" for the Yishan Mountain in the northwest, "Xiazhou" for guarding the Three Gorges
Climatic Features: in subtropical humid monsoonal climate zone, four seasons clearly demarcated; cloudy and sunny not certain in springs; with humid and hot summers; fine autumns; dry cold winters; with frost free period of 220- 300 days
Average Temperature: annual average temperature of 16 C
Rainfall: annual even precipitation 1,100 mm; concentrated on June, July and August, as well as in spring
Mountains: Mt. Dashengnongjia (with the highest peak of 3053 m), Mt. Wushan (with average height of 700-800m), Mt. Mingfeng, Mt. Guanmiao, Mt. Qingshan, Mt. Xiling
Rivers: Huangbaihe River, Qingjiang River, Juzhanghe River, Yuyanghe River, Jingjiang River and Xiangxi River
Local Highlights: red tea

Sightseeing List :
Three Gorges Dam Project
Gezhouba Water Conservation Project
Chinese Sturgeon Museum
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