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Hankou

[hang-kou; Chinese hahn-koh] /ˈhæŋˈkaʊ; Chinese ˈhɑnˈkoʊ/
noun, Pinyin, Wade-Giles.
1.
a former city in E Hubei province, in E China: now part of Wuhan.
Also, Older Spelling, Hankow.
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Hankow

/ˈhænˈkaʊ/
noun
1.
a former city in SE China, in SE Hubei at the confluence of the Han and Yangtze Rivers: one of the Han Cities; merged with Hanyang and Wuchang in 1950 to form the conurbation of Wuhan
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Hankou

large urban area and river port, east-central Hubei sheng (province), central China. Located on the left bank of the Han River at its confluence with the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang), it is the largest of the three former cities (the other two being Hanyang and Wuchang) now constituting the Wuhan conurbation.

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