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Datong

[dah-tawng] /ˈdɑˈtɔŋ/
noun, Pinyin.
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a city in N Shanxi province, in NE China.
Also, Tatung.
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Encyclopedia Article for Datong

city, northern Shanxi sheng (province), northern China. The city is situated at the northern limits of traditional Chinese settlement, just south of the Great Wall on a fertile plain watered by the Sanggan River and its tributaries. Pop. (2002 est.) city, 1,028,730; (2007 est.) urban agglom., 1,873,000.

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