Changsha, was once named Linxiang, Tanzhou in ancient times, is the capital and the largest city of Hunan Province. Located in the lower reaches of Xiang River in northeastern Hunan, it is the third-most populous city in Central China. It is also known as Shanshuizhoucheng, with the Xiang River flowing through it, containing Mount Yuelu and Orange Isle. Changsha is now one of the core cities in the Yangtze River Economic Belt and the Belt and Road Initiative, a Beta- (global second-tier) city classification by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and also a pioneering area for China-Africa economic and trade cooperation. It's also a National Comprehensive Transportation Hub, and one of the first National Famous Historical and Cultural Cities in China.