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1. changan, hsian, sian, singan, xian

a city of central China; capital of ancient Chinese empire 221-206 BC

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an industrial city in central China, capital of Shaanxi province: capital of China for 970 years at various times between the 3rd century bc and the 10th century ad; seat of the Northwestern University (1937); famous for Qin dynasty emperor Qinshihuang's tomb (207 bc) with 8000-strong terracotta army. Pop: 3 256 000 (2005 est)
. Former names: Changan, Siking

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city in NC China, on the Wei River; capital of Shaanxi province: pop. 2,185,000

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