is a historical and cultural city in the southwest of Hubei Province.
It has an area of 26.7 thousand square kilometers and a population
of 6.75 million.
The central part of Xiangfan is a plain. The rest are mountains and hills. Xingfan has a subtropical monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 15.8C, and has 240 frost-free days. Annual rainfall averages 878 millimeters.
Xiangfan is rich in water energy resource. Mineral deposits include rutile, ilmenite, phosphorus, barite, coal, iron, aluminum, gold, manganese, nitre, and rock salt. Rutile and ilmenite reserves rank high in China.
Textile industry is the mainstay. Machinery, chemical, electronics, and construction material making are also Xiangfan's industries.
Xiangfan is rich in agricultural resources, the chief farm products of Xiangfan include grain, cotton, vegetable oil crops, tobacco, tea, and fruit.
Rail and road transportation facilities in Xiangfan
are good. Air routes link Xiangfan with some other major cities throughout China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou.
The wall of Xiangfan city is very old, but the condition is fine now. The region's premier tourist attractions are Dahongshan scenic area and some historical relics, including the Lumenshan relic, the Zhanggongci Temple, the Cheng' en Monastery, and the Baishui Monastery. The famous products include yellow wine, garlic, and pinellia.