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Update: June 10, 2013

Hunan Province

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Hunan Province
(People’s Republic of China)

 

Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province

Hunan Province, with its capital Changsha, is located in south-central China. It is bordered by mountains in the west, south, and east, and by Lake Dongting in the north. Hunan takes its name, meaning “south of the lake,” from its location in regards to Lake Dongting. The Yangtze River flows through southern Hunan.

 

Outline

Outline
 

Hunan

Shiga

Area ( km²)

211,800

4,017

Lakes to land ratio

1/100

1/6

Population

69,000,200

1,402,824

Population density ( km²)

325.8

349.2

Number of self-governing bodies

13 municipalities
1 provincial body

19 municipalities

Average temperature (℃)

16-19

15.5

Average rainfall (mm)

1,200 -1,700

1,480

Japan Time Difference - 1 hour

Lake Comparison

Lake Dongting

Lake Comparison
 

Lake Dongting

Lake Biwa

Area ( km²)

2,740

670

Water weight (billion tons)

18.4

27.5

Maximum depth (m)

30

103.6

Average depth (m)

6.7

41.2

History of Exchange with Shiga

History of Exchange with Shiga

1982

Shiga Prefecture begins hosting technical trainees from Hunan Province
Six individuals have come to Shiga for six months of training every year since (currently ten individuals are in training)

1983

Shiga Prefecture and Hunan Province sign the Shiga-Hunan Friendship Agreement (aboard the Michigan Boat, Shiga)

1985

Hunan Archaeological Exhibition held to commemorate the second anniversary of the Shiga-Hunan Friendship Agreement (Otsu and Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture)

1988

Japan-Shiga Cultural Exhibition held to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Shiga-Hunan Friendship Agreement (Changsha, Hunan)

1991

Thirty guests attend the Peron Boat Races (Lake Dongting, Hunan)
Shiga receives a gift of two Peron Racing Boats

1993

Events held throughout Shiga to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Shiga-Hunan Friendship Agreement

1998

Events held throughout Hunan to commemorate the fifteenth Anniversary of the Shiga-Hunan Friendship Agreement

2000

Shiga Youth Exchange Delegations visits Hunan (Soccer and Chorus Delegations)

2001

Hunan Youth Exchange Delegation visits Shiga (Soccer Delegation)

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