Aboot this soondShaanxi  (simplifeed Cheenese: 西; traditeeonal Cheenese: 西; pinyin: Shǎnxī; Wade–Giles: Shan-hsi; Postal map spelling: Shensi) is a province in the central pairt o Mainland Cheenae, an it includes portions o the Loess Plateau on the middle reaches o the Yellow River in addition tae the Qinling Muntains athort the soothren pairt o this province. Shaanxi is the historical hame, alang wi Gansu o the dialect o the Dungans, Hui fowk wha emigratit oot o Cheenae tae Central Asie.


Name transcription(s)
 • Cheenese陕西省 (Shǎnxī Shěng)
 • Abbreviation陕/陝 or 秦 (pinyin: Shǎn or Qín)
Map shawin the location o
Map shawin the location o
Named for陕 shǎn - Shanzhou (nou Shan Coonty, Henan)
西 xī - west
"wast o Shanzhou"
(an lairgest ceety)
Divisions10 prefecturs, 107 coonties, 1745 tounships
 • SecretarZhao Leji
 • GovrenorZhao Zhengyong (actin)
 • Total205800 km2 (79,500 sq mi)
Area rank11t
 • Total37,327,378
 • Rank16t
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
 • Density rank21st
 • Ethnic composeetionHan - 99.5%
Hui - 0.4%
ISO 3166 codeCN-61
GDP (2010)CNY 1.00 trillion
US$ 148.1 billion (17t)
 • per capitaCNY 27,133
US$ 4,008 (15t)
HDI (2008)0.773 (medium) (22nt)
Websitewww.shaanxi.gov.cn (Simplifeed Cheenese)

Bi regular Hanyu Pinyin rules, if tone marks arenae written, baith Shaanxi an the neighbourin province o Shanxi, tae the east of Shaanxi, shold be spelt "Shanxi"; the difference is in tone: Shānxī (山西) an Shǎnxī (陕西). Tae mak the difference clear athoot tonal marks, the spellin "Shaanxi" wis contrivit (follaein the romanization seestem o Yuen Ren Chao) for the province o Shǎnxī, while "Shanxi" is uised for the province o Shānxī. Shaanxi is the offeecial spellin on Cheenese Govrenment's offeecial web portal.[1] This maks "Shaanxi" the anerlie name o Cheenese provinces that hisnae been romanizit accordin tae pinyin rules.



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Coordinates: 35°11′N 109°04′E / 35.183°N 109.067°E / 35.183; 109.067

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