[sich-wahn, sich-oo-ahn; Chinese sœ-chwahn]
- a province in S central China. 219,691 sq. mi. (569,000 sq. km). Capital: Chengdu.
Also Szechwan, Szechuan.
[sech-wahn, sech-oo-ahn; Chinese suh-chwahn]
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So I turned to the interior, to the western provinces of Yunnan and Szechuan.
What was true at that time in Yunnan was also the case in Szechuan.
Poppy cultivation, as practised in Szechuan, is very simple.
Of all the products of Szechuan, the most important nowadays is native opium.
In the province of Szechuan I first saw gardening of this kind.Intimate China
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- a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Sichuan
Szechuan or Szechwan
- 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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