Provinces | Hunan Province

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hunan
Chinese namehunan ['lake' 'south']
Population63,600,000
Area212,000
CapitalChangsha
Main Industriesagriculture (rice,ramie,tea), antimony
GDP14,477
Foreign Trade7,352
Ethnic minorities10%
Urbanization40%
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Situated on rich agricultural land this province has always been a major food producer. Hunan (not to be confused with Henan that which is located further North) is famous as the birthplace of Chairman Mao and Liu Shaoqi. There is a railway that takes tourists to see the birthplace at Shaoshan including Mao's birthplace and school.

The large freshwater lake of Dingting attracts many visitors, it is close to the river port of Yueyang on the Yangzi.

See also :
Shaoshan birthplace of Chairman Mao
China sage map of Hunan
A guide to Hunan

Yue Fei Temple, Hunan
Yue Fei Temple, Heng Shan mountains, Hunan. Originally called Zhiguo Yuan (Temple of Wisdom) when first built in 1221.


Here are some historic photographs of Hunan, click on the thumbnail to see the photograph in full


Lacquer Bowls
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Bronze Ding
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Mao at Shaoshan
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Mao's School
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Changcha
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Yue Yang Tower
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