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Shaanxi

Shaanxi (陝西 in pinyin: Shan3 xi1) (Wade-Giles: Shensi) is a province of Northwest China, and includes portions of the Loess Plateau on the middle reaches of the Yellow River as well as the Qinling[?] Mountains across the southern part of the province. The double a in Shaan is used to distinguish it from Shanxi. Shan = ?, xi = west.

陝西省
Province Abbreviation(s): Xx
Capital Xian
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 11th
206,000 km²
xx%
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 16th
36,050,000
175/km²
Administration Type Province

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History

See also: Xianbei

Geography

Desert in the north along the border with Inner Mongolia, the Loess Plateau in the central part of the province, the Qinling mountains running east to west in the south central part, and subtropical climate south of the Qinling mountains.

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Miscellaneous topics

The most devasting earthquake in history occurred in northern Shaanxi Province on January 24, 1556, killing an estimated 850,000 souls.

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