Yangquan

Yangquan

[yahng-chwahn]
noun Pinyin.
a city in E Shanxi province, in NE China.
Also, Wade-Giles, Yangchuan.
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yangquan

city, eastern Shanxi province (sheng), northeast-central China. It is a prefecture-level municipality (shi) located in the western portion of the Taihang Mountains at the eastern end of a route through the mountains via Niangzi Pass. Its site was of major strategic importance throughout history, commanding one of the main routes from the North China Plain to Shanxi and northwestern China.

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