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also Sze·chuan or Sze·chwan  (sĕch′wän′)
A province of southwest China crossed by the Yangtze River. Chengdu is the capital.


(ˈsɪtʃwɑːn) ,




(Placename) a province of SW China: the most populous administrative division in the country, esp in the central Red Basin, where it is crossed by three main tributaries of the Yangtze. Capital: Chengdu. Pop: 81 000 000 (2003 est). Area: about 569 800 sq km (220 000 sq miles)


(ˈsɪtʃˈwɑn, ˈsɪtʃ uˌɑn)

also Szechwan

a province in S central China. 112,140,000; 219,691 sq. mi. (569,000 sq. km). Cap.: Chengdu.
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Noun1.Sichuan - a populous province of south central ChinaSichuan - a populous province of south central China
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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The outlined area of this Cu/Ni anomaly is about 4000m long by up to 1000m wide, trending north-south parallel to the regional Panxi Rift.
The extensive faulting and resulting mountainous terrain in the area was created by the interaction of numerous east-west faults with a major north-trending fault that is thought to have played a major role in creating the rich mines of the region, the Panxi Rift.
The Yuan Mu project lies along the southern extension of the N-S trending Panxi Rift, a major regional pull-apart graben structure developed during the late Paleozoic, which was also accompanied by the massive eruption of the magnificent Emeishan Flood Basalts that covered much of the region.