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or Si·an  (shē′än′, shyän)
A city of north-central China southwest of Beijing. Once an imperial capital known as Chang'an, it is today the capital of Shaanxi province.
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(ʃjɑːn) ,




(Placename) an industrial city in central China, capital of Shaanxi province: capital of China for 970 years at various times between the 3rd century bc and the 10th century ad; seat of the Northwestern University (1937); famous for Qin dynasty emperor Qinshihuang's tomb (207 bc) with 8000-strong terracotta army. Pop: 3 256 000 (2005 est). Former names: Changan or Siking
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