Facts

Xi'an at a glance:

Name

西安 Xī'ān, meaning “Western Peace”

Type

Provincial Capital, Shaanxi province

Location

Capital of Shaanxi province, a landlocked province in central China, surrounded by 7 other provinces

Size

10,000 sq km (3,900 sq mi) (including surrounding rural areas – 830 sq km (320 sq mi) urban)

Population

8 million

GDP

US$40 billion

Climate

-5°C (23°F) to 35°C (95°F)

Local Dialect

Shanxi Dialect (陕西话 Shǎnxī huà)

Places of Interest

Terracotta Army, Muslim Quarter, City Walls, Huaqing Hotsprings, Mount Hua


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