noun Pinyin, Wade-Giles.
a city in and the capital of Shanxi province, in N China; a walled city.
Also, Wade-Giles, Taiyüan, T'aiyüan.
Formerly Yangqu.
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Taiyuan or T'ai-yüan (ˈtaɪjuːˈɑːn)
a city in N China, capital of Shanxi: founded before 450 ad; an industrial centre, surrounded by China's largest reserves of high-grade bituminous coal. Pop: 2 516 000 (2005 est)
T'ai-yüan or T'ai-yüan

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