Shanxi Province (Shānxi Shěng 山西省)

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Located in northern China, Shanxi Province (not to be confused with neighboring Shaanxi Province, which has a comparable population) is known mainly for its coal industry, as it contains one third of the country’s coal deposits. Shanxi also contains significant amounts of other natural resources including iron and copper. Though two major Chinese dynasties were established from Shanxi, the area went through times of poverty and Japanese occupation.

The northern China province….

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