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A province of southeast-central China south of the Yangtze River. Changsha is the capital.


(Placename) a province of S China, between the Yangtze River and the Nan Ling Mountains: drained chiefly by the Xiang and Yüan Rivers; valuable mineral resources. Capital: Changsha. Pop: 66 630 000 (2003 est). Area: 210 500 sq km (82 095 sq miles)



a province in S China. 63,550,000; 81,274 sq. mi. (210,500 sq. km). Cap.: Changsha.
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Noun1.Hunan - a province in southeastern central China between the Nan Ling mountains and the Chang JiangHunan - a province in southeastern central China between the Nan Ling mountains and the Chang Jiang; noted for its timber and valuable mineral resources
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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Following the use of Yun brocade that is known for the old saying of "An inch of Jin, an inch of gold," four exquisite and famous Chinese embroideries (Jiangsu Embroidery, Sichuan Embroidery, Guangdong Embroidery and Hu'nan Embroidery), K'o-ssu -- "the deity of weaving", and the excellent knotting technique dating back to early ancient times, NE-TIGER made innovation again during this fashion show to Qiang Embroidery with its thousand-year-old flavor of Qiang ethnic group, gorgeously reproducing the profound Qiang culture in a modern fashion design.
Lidai shihua lun zuojia [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [Changsha: Hu'nan renmin chubanshe, 1984], 1: 123-24; translation from Mather, The Poet Shen Yueh, 63).
China's lithium ores are mainly distributed in Sichuan, Jiangxi, Hu'nan and He'nan, and brine in Qinghai and Tibet.