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[shahn-hahy-gwahn] /ˈʃɑnˈhaɪˈgwɑn/
noun, Pinyin.
a city in NE Hebei province, in NE China, on the Gulf of Liaodong: strategically located at the E end of the Great Wall.
Also, Shanhaikuan, Shanhaikwan.
Formerly Linyu. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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former town, eastern Hebei sheng (province), northeastern China. It lies on the coast of the Bo Hai (Gulf of Chihli) just northeast of Qinhuangdao, into which it was incorporated in 1954.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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