- a city in and the capital of Shanxi province, in N China; a walled city.
Also (Wade-Giles) Tai·yüan, T'ai·yüan.
- a province in N China. 60,656 sq. mi. (157,099 sq. km). Capital: Taiyuan.
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From Taiyuan, it proceeds northwestward through another rich iron and coal field of Shansi to Kolan.The International Development of China
- 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)
- 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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