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Shaanxi Map 2011, 2012

 

Shaanxi Map 2010 - With Xian as its capital, Shaanxi province is located in the very heart of China. Occupying an area of over 200,000 square kilometers, it boasts a population of more than 36 million. Shaanxi province is one of the most important cradles of ancient Chinese civilization. As far back as one million years ago, some of China's earliest inhabitants lived in this region, and began spreading their culture along the life-sustaining Yellow River. Shaanxi is called the "authentic history museum" in China because of its rich history, cultural relics and plentiful ruins which may be found preserved both above and underground, which makes it the hottest tourist destination in China.

Boasting most of the middle stretch of the Yellow River, Shaanxi province borders Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan, Gansu and Ningxia.

With the Loess Plateau on the north and Mountains Qinling and Daba Shan on the south, Shaanxi's terrain descends from both sides to the middle where the Pingyuan lies. Rivers of Weihe, Luohe, Jinghe are the branches of Yellow River, while the rivers south of Hanshui Danjiang and Jialingjiang are the branches of Yangtze River. The plentiful rivers and fertile earth provide the inhabitants with comfortable atmosphere in ancient time so as to boast so much brilliant cultural and historical relics. 

Shaanxi Province Map 2011,2012

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