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No tae be ramfeeselt wi the neehbourin province o Shaanxi.
Shanxi Province
Cheenese : 山西省
Shānxī Shěng
Abbreviations: simplified Cheenese: ; tradeetional Cheenese:   (pinyin: Jìn)
Shanxi is heichlichtit on this map
Oreegin o name 山 shān - mountain
西 xī - west
"wast o the Taihang Muntains"
Admeenistration type Province
Caipital
(an lairgest ceety)
Taiyuan
CPC Ctte Secretary Yuan Chunqing
Governor Wang Jun
Aurie 156,800 km2 (60,500 sq mi) (19t)
 - Latitude 34° 35' to 40° 44' N
 - Longitude 110° 13' to 114° 33' E
Population (2010)
 - Density
35,712,111 (18t)
213 /km2 (550 /sq mi) (19t)
GDP (2011)
 - per caipita
CNY 1110.0 billion
US$ 176.2 billion (21st)
CNY 26,283
US$ 3,883 (17t)
HDI (2008) 0.800 (high) (14t)
Ethnic composition Han - 99.7%
Hui - 0.2%
Leids an dialects {{{Dialects}}}
Prefectural level 11 diveesions
Coonty level 119 diveesions
Tounship level* 1388 diveesions
ISO 3166-2 CN-14
Offeecial wabsteid
www.shanxigov.cn (Chinese)
Source for population and GDP data:
《中国统计年鉴—2005》 China Statistical Yearbook 2005
ISBN 7503747382
Source for nationalities data:
《2000年人口普查中国民族人口资料》 Tabulation on nationalities of 2000 population census of China
ISBN 7105054255
*As at December 31, 2004
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Aboot this soond Shanxi  (Cheenese: 山西; pinyin: Shānxī; Wade–Giles: Shan-hsi; Postal map spelling: Shansi) is a province o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae, locatit in the North Cheenae region. Its one-character abbreviation is "晋" (pinyin: Jìn), efter the state o Jin that existit here durin the Ware an Hairst Period.

The name Shanxi literally means "muntain's wast", which refers tae the province's location wast o the Taihang Muntains.[1] Shanxi borders Hebei tae the east, Henan tae the sooth, Shaanxi tae the wast, an Inner Mongolie tae the north an is made up mainly o a plateau bundit pairtly bi muntain ranges. The caipital o the province is Taiyuan.

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