Hub of science and higher education
Wuchang boasts a long history and rich culture. It was mentioned in Chu Ci ( Verses of Chu), the earliest collection of romantic poetry and the origin of romantic literature in China. Wuchang is home to Wuhan's symbolic landmark the Yellow Crane Tower, which is associated with the legend of the yellow crane.
It is the birthplace of the Wuchang Uprising that shocked the world and led to the collapse of the Qing dynasty.
Today's Wuchang District is the political, economic, cultural, and information center of Hubei Province. This district is where the Hubei Provincial People's Government is located. As an important part of Wuhan, the largest city in Central China, it is the city's hub of science and higher education with more university students than any other city in China. It is a liveable metropolis along the Yangtze River which enjoys a pleasant natural environment as well as thriving industries.
In 2017, Wuchang District's GDP reached RMB 110.25 billion, and its public finance revenue totalled RMB 12.842 billion, ranking among the best-performing districts in Wuhan.