Definitions for "Hubei"
Keywords:  province, china, hupeh, dongting, wuhan
("Lake North"): Province in central China, 69,500 square miles in area, with a population of 51,200,000. Capital: Wuhan (population: 3,570,000). The middle reaches of the Yangzi River run through this province.
Postal map spelling: Hupeh) is a central province of the People's Republic of China. Its abbreviation is 鄂 (pinyin: È), an ancient name associated with the eastern part of the province since the Qin Dynasty. The name Hubei means "north of the lake", referring to Hubei's position north of Dongting Lake.