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Tangshan

[tahng-shahn] /ˈtɑŋˈʃɑn/
noun, Pinyin, Wade-Giles.
1.
a city in NE Hebei province, in NE China.
Also, T'angshan.
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Tangshan

/ˈtæŋˈʃæn/
noun
1.
an industrial city in NE China, in Hebei province: the 1976 earthquake, which killed an estimated 255 000 people, was the most lethal of the 20th century. Pop: 1 773 000 (2005 est)
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Encyclopedia Article for Tangshan

industrial city, eastern Hebei sheng (province), northeastern China. It is situated in the northeastern portion of the North China Plain, about 30 miles (48 km) north of the Bo Hai (Gulf of Chihli) and 65 miles (105 km) northeast of central Tianjin metropolis. Pop. (2002 est.) city, 1,498,175; (2007 est.) urban agglom., 1,879,000.

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