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Taiyuan

[tahy-yyahn] /ˈtaɪˈyüɑn/
noun, Pinyin, Wade-Giles.
1.
a city in and the capital of Shanxi province, in N China; a walled city.
Also, (Wade-Giles) Taiyüan, T'aiyüan.
Formerly Yangqu.

Shanxi

[shahn-shee] /ˈʃɑnˈʃi/
noun, Pinyin.
1.
a province in N China. 60,656 sq. mi. (157,099 sq. km).
Capital: Taiyuan.
Also, Shansi.
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Taiyuan

/ˈtaɪjuːˈɑːn/
noun
1.
a city in N China, capital of Shanxi: founded before 450 ad; an industrial centre, surrounded by China's largest reserves of high-grade bituminous coal. Pop: 2 516 000 (2005 est)

Shanxi

/ˈʃænˈʃiː/
noun
1.
a province of N China: China's richest coal reserves and much heavy industry. Capital: Taiyuan. Pop: 33 140 000 (2003 est). Area: 157 099 sq km (60 656 sq miles)
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