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[hœng-yahng] /ˈhœŋˈyɑŋ/
noun, Pinyin, Wade-Giles.
a city in E central Hunan province, in E China.
Formerly Older Spelling, Hengchow
[hœng-joh] /ˈhœŋˈdʒoʊ/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for hengchow


a city in SE central China, in Hunan province on the Xiang River. Pop: 853 000 (2005 est)
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Encyclopedia Article for hengchow


city, south-central Hunan sheng (province), southeastern China. It is situated on the west bank of the Xiang River, just south of the confluence of the Xiang with two of its main tributaries, the Lei and the Zheng rivers, and some 110 miles (180 km) south of Changsha, the provincial capital. The city's name derives from its location south of the Mount Heng massif.

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