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Shaanxi

Shaanxi
ChineseName陕西省
PinyinShǎnxī Shěng
EnglishNameShaanxi Province
NameShaanxi
Abbreviation陕/陝 or 秦
AbbrevPinyinShǎn or Qín
ISOAbbrev61
MapSize275px
OriginOfName陕 shǎn - Shanzhou (now Shan County, Henan)
西 xī - west
"west of Shanzhou"
AdministrationTypeProvince
CapitalXi'an
LargestCityXi'an
SecretaryZhao Leji
GovernorZhao Zhengyong (acting)
Area Km2205800
AreaRank11th
Latitude31° 43' to 39° 35' N
Longitude105° 29' to 111° 14' E
PopYear2010
Pop37,327,378
PopRank16th
PopDensity Km2180
PopDensityRank21st
GDPYear2010
GDP1.00 trillion (US$148.1 billion)
GDPRank17th
GDPperCapita21,729
GDPperCapitaRank14th
HDIYear2008
HDI0.773
HDIRank22nd
HDICatmedium
NationalitiesHan - 99.5%
Hui - 0.4%
Prefectures10
Counties107
Townships1745
Websitewww.shaanxi.gov.cn (Simplified Chinese)

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( ; Postal map spelling: Shensi) is a province in the central part of Mainland China, and it includes portions of the Loess Plateau on the middle reaches of the Yellow River in addition to the Qinling Mountains across the southern part of this province. Shaanxi is the historical home, along with Gansu of the dialect of the Dungans, Hui people who emigrated out of China to Central Asia.


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