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Yichang

Yichang
Administration
Full nameYichang
Official name宜昌市
Native name宜昌
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
Country 
ProvinceHubei
Government
Seat of GovernmentXiling District
CPC Party SecretaryGuo Youming
MayorLi Lecheng
Geography
Total Area8193.6 sq mi (21227 km2)
Urban Area319.6 sq mi (828 km2)
Highest Elevation7962.6 ft (2427 m)
Lowest Elevation114.8 ft (35 m)
Demography
Total Population4039000 (2008)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1330000
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal codes443000
Area code0717
Administrative divisions420500

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Yichang ( ) is a prefecture-level city located in Hubei province of the People's Republic of China. It is the second largest city in Hubei province after the province capital, Wuhan. The Three Gorges Dam is located within its administrative area, in Yiling District.


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