13 Facts About Shaanxi


Northern Shaanxi makes up the southeastern portion of the Ordos Basin and mainly comprises the two prefectural cities of Yulin and Yan'an on the northern Loess Plateau, demarcated from the Ordos Desert and the grasslands of Inner Mongolia's Ordos City by the Ming Great Wall.

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Central Shaanxi is known as the Guanzhong region and comprises the drainage basin of lower Wei River east of Mount Long and north of the Qinling Mountains, where the majority of Shaanxi's population reside.

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Mandarin is mainly spoken in Shaanxi, including Zhongyuan Mandarin and Southwestern Mandarin; another variety of Chinese, Jin, is spoken.

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Shaanxi is China's 15th largest economy, ranking within the middle among China's administrative divisions.

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Shaanxi is considered one of the cradles of Chinese civilization.

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Under the Ming dynasty, Shaanxi was established with the founding of the Saanxi Provincial Administration Commission in 1376, whose administration included the modern provinces of Gansu, Ningxia, and part of Qinghai.

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Politics of Shaanxi is structured in a triple party-government system like all other governing institutions in mainland China.

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Governor of Shaanxi is the highest-ranking official in the People's Government of Shaanxi.

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Shaanxi was established as a provincial government since Qing dynasty.

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Shaanxi commonly imported European animal skins, watches, Chinese language books, and cloth.

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Shaanxi province is one of the centers of ancient Chinese civilization.

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The central part of Shaanxi, known as Guanzhong, where the provincial capital Xi'an is located, is more populous compared to the others,.

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Predominant religions in Shaanxi are Chinese folk religions, Taoist traditions and Chinese Buddhism.

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