Hunan Province - Knowledge Base

Capital: Changsha, 长沙, Chángshā

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Hunan Province - Knowledge Base

Postby long_way » Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:21 pm

Hunan (Chinese: 湖南; pinyin: Húnán) is a province of China, located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting (hence the name Hunan, meaning "south of the lake"). Hunan is sometimes called 湘 (pinyin: Xiāng) for short, after the Xiang River which runs through the province.

Hunan borders Hubei in the north, Jiangxi to the east, Guangdong to the south, Guangxi to the southwest, Guizhou to the west, and Chongqing to the northwest. The capital is Changsha.

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