Hubei Province, known as E for short, is located in the center of China. On the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, it borders Henan, Jiangxi, Hunan, Anhui, Sichuan and Shaanxi Provinces. It covers an area of 190,000 square kilometers and has a population of 60.38 million. In Hubei, there are 42 ethnic groups suc as Tujia, Miao, Hui, Dong and Zhuang.
Hubei Province has many places of cultural and historic interests. IT is known as the cradle of brilliant scholars and celevrities such as the ancestor Yandi(also known as Shen Nong), great poet Qu Yuan (c. 340-c. 278 B.C), one of the four beauties Wang Zhaojun, physician and pharmacologist Li Shizhen(1518-1593), the late chairmen of China Dong Biwu(1886-1975) and Li Xiannian(1909-1992). All these ha scultivated Yandi Culture, Chu Culture, Taoist Culture and Red Culture. You will marve lat the historical sites and revolutionary bases in Hubei.