Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Han-kow, a town in the Chinese province of Hon-pih, situated at the point where the Han joins the Yang-tse, between 600 and 700 miles by river from Shanghai. It is closely contiguous to the towns of Han-yang and Won-chang. It suffered much in the Tae-ping Rebellion (1857), but is now gradually recovering. Metal wares and cotton goods are manufactured; there is a brisk trade in tea, metals, the cotton grown in the neighbourhood. Furs from Thibet, coal, oil, etc., and British imports are transmitted to the interior by means of junks.