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location in China

Shanxi is a province of the People's Republic China. It is in the northern part of the country and has the Yellow River flowing through it..[1] In 2005, 37.2 million people lived there. The number of people was growing each year by just over four per cent.[1] The name Shanxi means "mountain's west", as it is west of the Taihang Mountains.[2]

Its major cities are its capital Taiyuan, Datong, Changzhi and Yangquan.

Notable residents

Mi Fu, poet

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 An Introduction to Chinese Provinces, china.org.cn, accessed November 2009
  2. (Chinese) Origin of the Names of China's Provinces, People's Daily Online.



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