Ezhou is a prefecture-level city in eastern Hubei province, People's Republic of China. Ezhou is located in southeastern Hubei province, on the southern bank of the Yangtze River east of Wuchang (the southern section of Wuhan), and across the river from the city of Huanggang, to which it is connected by the Ehuang Bridge. Sandwiched between the prefecture-level cities of Wuhan and Huangshi, the prefecture-level city of Ezhou has a relatively small area of 1,504 square kilometres (581 sq mi). This is, however, reported by the city government as 1,594 square kilometres (615 sq mi)) Its population was 1,048,672 at the 2010 census whom 603,412 urban (Echeng district). The Ezhou - Huanggang built up area is home to 900,272 inhabitants (Echeng district with Huangzhou district of Huanggang prefecture). Ezhou has a long rich history. Its Han Dynasty (206 BCE 220 CE) name derives from the ancient Zhou Dynasty (1046256 BCE) vassal State of E located nearby.
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