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Wanhsien

[Chinese wahn-shyen] /Chinese ˈwɑnˈʃyɛn/
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1.
Wade-Giles. Wanxian.
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British Dictionary definitions for wan-hsien

Wanhsien

/ˈwænˈʃjɛn/
noun
1.
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Wanxian

Wanxian

/ˈwænˈʃjɛn/
noun
1.
an inland port in central China, in E Sichuan province, on the Yangtze River. Pop: 1 963 000 (2005 est)
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Encyclopedia Article for wan-hsien

Wan-hsien

former city, northeastern Chongqing shi (municipality), central China. It has been a district of Chongqing since the municipality was established in 1997. The district is an important port along the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang), being situated at the western end of the river's renowned Three Gorges region. Before Chongqing municipality was formally separated from Sichuan province, Wanxian constituted the eastern gateway to Sichuan, and it functioned as a collecting and distribution centre for goods between Sichuan and neighbouring Shaanxi and Hubei provinces.

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