Area: 8,941 square kilometers (3,452 square miles)
Administrative Division: 1 district (Xiaonan); 3 counties (Xiaochang, Dawu, Yunmeng); 3 county-level cities (Yingcheng, Anlu, Hanchuan)
Seat of the city government: No.71, Chengzhan Road, Xiaonan District, Xiaogan City
Bank of China Xiaogan Branch: No.76, Changzheng Road, Xiaonan District, Xiaogan City
China Post Xiaogan Branch: No.121, Chengzhan Road, Xiaonan District, Xiaogan City
Location: Xiaogan is located in north-central Hubei Province, on the south bank of the Hanjiang River and neighboring Henan Province in the north.
History: In extremely long ago, cities and counties of present Xiaogan belonged to ancient Jingzhou. During the Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC-221BC), this region was the capital of several city states. Danyang is the old name of Xiaogan. It was changed to a regional level district under Hubei province in 1961.
Physical Features: According to the landform, the city can be divided into three major parts. The northwest of the city is mountainous area. The northeastern area is occupied by low mountains and hills. Plains are mainly distributed in the south of Xiaogan. There are four rivers in the city with several lakes scattered.
Climatic Features: Bearing a subtropical monsoon climate, Xiaogan has clear four seasons, but chilly and torrid periods are short. Weather in spring, autumn and early summer is moderate. Mid-June to mid-July is the plum rain season, and rainstorms usually occur during this period. Xiaogan's winter is cold and seldom rainy or snowy.
When to Go: Xiaogan has an annual average temperature of 16C (61F). It will be comfortable to visit the city in spring, autumn and early summer.
Special Local Products: sesame candy, rice wine, Yunmeng fish noodles
Shuangfeng Mountain is centered by two peaks facing each other. The highest peak is 887 meters (2,910 feet) high, said to be the zenith of Xiaogan. It is the largest national nature park with most scenic spots in northeastern Hubei. There are another twenty-one peaks around the two highest peaks. This top scenic area of city is 31 kilometers (19 miles) from the downtown Xiaogan and 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Wuhan.
Tangchi Hot Spring is located 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of the Yincheng city proper. With comfort environment and mineral hot spring water of good quality, this tourist holiday resort is an ideal attraction for recuperation.
Other Scenic Spots: Guanyin Lake
Universities in Xiaogan