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Sub-prefecture-level city
Location of Xiantao City jurisdiction in Hubei
Location of Xiantao City jurisdiction in Hubei
Xiantao is located in Hubei
Location of the city centre in Hubei
Coordinates: 30°22′N 113°27′E / 30.367°N 113.450°E / 30.367; 113.450
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hubei
Elevation 31 m (101 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 240,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Xiantao (Chinese: 仙桃; pinyin: Xiāntáo) is a sub-prefecture-level city in east of Hubei province, People's Republic of China. Located at the Jianghan Plain in the middle of Hubei province and spanning 112°55'—113°49' east longitude and 30°04'—30°32' north latitude, Xiantao City covers an area of 2538 square km. With subtropical monsoonal climate, it features distinctive four seasons, adequate rainfall, enough sunshine and warm climate.

It is close to Wuhan, which is a big city in the middle of China, and only one hour drive from the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, Hankou Railway Station and Changjiang—Wuhan Port. The Jingzhu Expressway running through from south to north of China and Hurong Expressway cross near Xiantao city.

The total population is 1,480,100, of which urban population is 593,500 and the rural population is 886,600.


Xiantao has been described as a "Gymnastics town", because it has cultivated several gymnastics champions, such as Li Xiaoshuang, Li Dashuang, and Yang Wei.