wan-hsien

Wanhsien

[Chinese wahn-shyen]
noun
Wade-Giles. Wanxian.
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Wanhsien or Wan-Hsien (ˈwænˈʃjɛn)
 
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a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Wanxian
 
Wan-Hsien or Wan-Hsien
 
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Wanxian, Wanhsien or Wan-Hsien (ˈwænˈʃjɛn)
 
n
an inland port in central China, in E Sichuan province, on the Yangtze River. Pop: 1 963 000 (2005 est)
 
Wanhsien, Wanhsien or Wan-Hsien
 
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Wan-Hsien, Wanhsien or Wan-Hsien
 
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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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