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List of China's Provinces

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11. Hubei Province

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Capital city: Wuhan
Provincial population: 60.2 million
Famous for: the Three Gorges on the Yangtze River
Map: Hubei Province

12. Jiangsu Province

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Capital city: Nanjing
Provincial population: 75.5 million
Famous for: Nanjing - ancient capital of China and site of major Japanese atrocities during WWII; Suzhou - UNESCO World Heritage Site full of gardens and temples; Yixing where China's most famous clay teapots are made.
Map: Jiangsu Province

13. Jiangxi Province

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Capital city: Nanchang
Provincial population: 42.8 million
Famous for: Jingdezhen - the home of Chinese porcelain; Lushan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Map: Jiangxi Province

14. Jilin Province

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Capital city: Changchun
Provincial population: 42.2 million
Famous for: being historically part of Manchuria; the scenery at Heaven Lake on the North Korean border.
Map: Jilin Province

15. Liaoning Province

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Capital city: Shenyang
Provincial population: 27.1 million
Famous for: being historically part of Manchuria; Manchu cultural and historical sites (the Qing Dynasty was established by the Manchus in Liaoning who then moved their capital to the Forbidden City in Beijing); Dalian, a beautiful port city with beaches and foreign architecture.
Map: Liaoning Province

16. Qinghai Province

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Capital city: Xining
Provincial population: 5.4 million
Famous for: the Qinghai-Tibet Railway; Qinghai Lake, China's largest saltwater lake and scenic area.
Map: Qinghai Province

17. Shaanxi Province

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Capital city: Xi'an
Provincial population: 37 million
Famous for: the Terracotta Warriors Museum, Xi'an's Muslim quarter and ancient city wall.
Map: Shaanxi Province

18. Shandong Province

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Capital city: Jinan
Provincial population: 91.8 million
Famous for: Qingdao's famous International Beer Festival; Qufu - home of Confucius (the Kong family).
Map: Shandong Province

19. Shanxi Province

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Capital city: Taiyuan
Provincial population: 33.4 million
Famous for: Pinqyao, a Ming-era walled city; Wutaishan, one of China's 4 holy Buddhist mountains; Datong Buddhist grottoes.
Map: Shanxi Province

20. Sichuan Province

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Capital city: Chengdu
Provincial population: 87.3 million
Famous for: spicy Sichuan (or Szechuan) cuisine, Giant Pandas, Emeishan, one of China's 4 holy Buddhist mountains.
Map: Sichuan Province

21. Yunnan Province

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Capital city: Kunming
Provincial population: 44.2 million
Famous for: a large population of minority groups; Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its Naxi minority culture; "Shangri-La", an ethnic Tibetan community in the high mountains; Xishuangbanna, a trekking area famed for beautiful scenery.
Map: Yunnan Province

22. Zhejiang Province

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Capital city: Hangzhou
Provincial population: 47.2 million
Famous for: Longjing tea, the most famous of Chinese green teas; Putuoshan, one of China's 4 holy Buddhist mountains; Hangzhou's West Lake.
Map: Zhejiang Province

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