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Sichuan Province
四川省
Province
Name transcription(s)
 • Cheenese 四川省 (Sìchuān Shěng)
 • Abbreviation 川 or 蜀 (pinyin: Chuān or Shǔ
Sichuanese: Cuan1 or Su2)
 •   Sichuanese: Si4cuan1 Sen3
Map shawin the location o Sichuan Province
Map shawin the location o Sichuan Province
Named for Short for 川峡四路 chuānxiá sìlù
literally "The Fower Circuits
o the Rivers an Gorges",
referrin tae the fower circuits durin the Song Dynasty
Caipital
(an lairgest ceety)
Chengdu
Divisions 21 prefecturs, 181 coonties, 5011 tounships
Govrenment
 • Secretar Liu Qibao
 • Govrenor Jiang Jufeng
Area
 • Total 485,000 km2 (187,000 sq mi)
Aurie rank 5t
Population (2010)
 • Tot 80,418,200
 • Rank 4t
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
 • Density rank 22nt
Demographics
 • Ethnic composeetion Han - 95%
Yi - 2.6%
Tibetan - 1.5%
Qiang - 0.4%
 • Leids an dialects Sichuanese Mandarin
ISO 3166 code CN-51
GDP (2011) CNY 2.15 trillion
US$ 340 billion (9th)
 • per capita CNY 21,182
US$ 3,129 (25t)
HDI (2008) 0.763 (medium) (24t)
Wabsteid http://www.sichuan.gov.cn/
(Simplified Chinese)
Sichuan
Cheenese
Hanyu Pinyin Sìchuān
Sichuanese Pinyin Si4cuan1
Postal Szechwan or Szechuan

About this sound Sichuan  (Cheenese: 四川, kent umwhile in the Wast bi its postal map spellins o Szechwan or Szechuan) is a province in Soothwast Cheenae wi its caipital in Chengdu. The current name o the province, "四川", is an abbreviation o "四川路" (Sì Chuānlù), or "Fower circuits o rivers", which is itsel abbreviatit frae "川峡四路" (Chuānxiá Sìlù), or "Fower circuits o rivers an gorges", namit efter the diveesion o the existin circuit intae fower durin the Northren Song Dynasty.[1]

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