Shanxi Province - Knowledge Base

Capital: Taiyuan, 太原, Tàiyuán

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Shanxi Province - Knowledge Base

Postby long_way » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:13 am

Shanxi (Chinese: 山西; pinyin: Shānxī; Wade-Giles: Shan-hsi; Postal map spelling: Shansi) is a province in the northern part of the People's Republic of China. Its one-character abbreviation is Jin (晋 pinyin jìn), after the state of Jin that existed here during the Spring and Autumn Period.

Shanxi's name literally means "the west of the mountain ", which refers to the province's location west of the Taihang Mountains.Shanxi borders Hebei to the east, Henan to the south, Shaanxi to the west, and Inner Mongolia to the north. The capital of the province is Taiyuan.

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