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[lwaw-yahng] /ˈlwɔˈyɑŋ/
noun, Pinyin.
a city in N Henan province, in E China.
Also, Loyang.
Formerly Henan. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Luoyang


a city in E China, in N Henan province on the Luo River near its confluence with the Yellow River; an important Buddhist centre in the 5th and 6th centuries; a commercial and industrial centre. Pop: 1 594 000 (2005 est)
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Encyclopedia Article for Luoyang


city, northwestern Henan sheng (province), east-central China. It was important in history as the capital of nine ruling dynasties and as a Buddhist centre. The contemporary city is divided into an east town and a west town.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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