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Wuchang (武昌) is one of the three towns, together with Hankou (汉口) and Hanyang (汉阳), which are included in modern day Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei province, in China.

In Wuchang on October 10, 1911, a revolt broke out against the Qing Dynasty. This event, now called the Wuchang Uprising, led to the development of the Republic of China.

The following text from the 1911 encyclopaedia should be updated and merged with the above.

Wuchang, the capital of the combined provinces of Hubei and Hunan, China. It is one of the three cities, Wuchang, Hariyang and Hankow, which stand together at the mouth of the Han river, and is situated on the right bank of the river Yangtsze, almost directly opposite the foreign settlement of Hankow.

It is the seat of the provincial government of the two Hu or Hu-kwang, as these provinces are collectively termed, at the head of which is a viceroy. Next to Nanking and Canton, it is one of the most important vice-royalties in the empire. It possesses an arsenal and a mint. The provincial government has established ironworks for the manufacture of rails and other railway material. As the works did not pay under official management, they were transferred to the director-general of railways. Wuchang is not open to foreign trade and residence, but a considerable number of missionaries, both Roman Catholic and Protestant, live within. the walls. The native population is estimated at 800,000, including cities on both banks. Wuchang is an important junction on. the trunk railway from Peking to Canton; and is on the route of the Sze-ch’uen railway.