An Overview of Wuhan

Wuhan is a large city in the inland central area of China that somehow feels less modernized than China’s coastal cities or Beijing, but it is one of China’s main high-tech, education, and financial centers. It is China’s 10th largest city. Because it is right in the middle of the navigable part of the Yangtze River between Shanghai on the coast and Sichuan and Chongqing far to the west, it has long been a transportation hub.

Wuhan is the capital of Hubei Province. It has a population of about 10 million people in its administrative area, with about 6,000,000 people in the main urban area and about 4,000,000 people in surrounding suburbs and towns. It is divided into three parts by the Yangtze River and Han River. The Wuchang district is the education center with many universities and research centers, the Hankou area is the financial and business district, and the Hanyang district is the industrial center (source).

With the development of the Yangtze River Valley, a lot of people pass through Wuhan. Wuhan is now enjoying a boom in foreign and local investment that may help it match up with the sparkling cosmopolitan citadels of Nanjing and Shanghai.

Religion in Wuhan

Wuhan has religious sites for Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Christianity, and Catholicism. In history, Hinduism and the Orthodox also existed in Wuhan; however, their traces vanished in the late 1950s. Buddhism is the oldest religion in Wuhan, with a history of over 1,500 years, then Taoism (1,000 years), and Islam (600 years). Christianity and Catholicism are the youngest religions in Wuhan.

There are 506 registered religious sites in Wuhan. The major places of worship include Guiyuan Buddhist Temple, Gude Buddhist Temple, Changchun Taoist Temple, Yuanmiao Taoist Temple, Minquanlu Mosque, Shanghailu Catholic Church, Rongguang Christianity Church (source).

Would you pray that God would send more laborers to this city and country to lift His name high?

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