a province in southern central China. 219,691 sq. mi. (569,000 sq. km). Capital: Chengdu.
- Also Sze·chwan, Sze·chuan [sech-wahn, sech-oo-ahn; Chinese suh-chwahn] /ˈsɛtʃˈwɑn, ˈsɛtʃ uˌɑn; Chinese ˈsʌˈtʃwɑn/ .
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How to use Sichuan in a sentence
“I love spicy food, and my friends tell me that Sichuan hotpot has become very popular in Addis Abeba,” he said.
His former secretary and deputy governor of Sichuan is now suspected of orchestrating the car accident.China’s Corruption Purge: The Fall of Zhou Yongkang | Wenguang Huang, Ho Pin | December 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lei Huazhen is a handsome woman and unusually tall for an inhabitant of Sichuan.
He lives high up in the mountains in Tufangshan village, Langzhong county, in northern Sichuan.
Many self-immolations have taken place in Sichuan province, but their geographic scope has expanded in recent weeks.Tibetan Buddhist Self-Immolation Suicides Go Viral | Melinda Liu | March 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Sichuan
a province of SW China: the most populous administrative division in the country, esp in the central Red Basin, where it is crossed by three main tributaries of the Yangtze. Capital: Chengdu. Pop: 81 000 000 (2003 est). Area: about 569 800 sq km (220 000 sq miles)
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