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Gansu

[ gahn-sy ]
/ ˈgɑnˈsü /
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noun Pinyin.
a province in northern central China. 137,104 sq. mi. (355,099 sq. km). Capital: Lanzhou.
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Also (Wade-Giles) Kan·su [kan-soo; Chinese gahn-soo] /ˈkænˈsu; Chinese ˈgɑnˈsu/ .
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Gansu

Kansu

/ (ˈɡænˈsuː) /

noun
a province of NW China, between Tibet and Inner Mongolia: mountainous, with desert regions; forms a corridor, the Old Silk Road, much used in early and medieval times for trade with Turkestan, India, and Persia. Capital: Lanzhou. Pop: 26 030 000 (2003 est). Area: 366 500 sq km (141 500 sq miles)
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