Shanxi is a landlocked province of the People's Republic of China and is part of the North China region. The capital and largest city of the province is Taiyuan, while its next most populated prefecture-level cities are Changzhi and Datong. Its one-character abbreviation is "晋", after the state of Jin that existed there during the Spring and Autumn period.
  • Country: China
  • Named for: 山, shān – mountain · 西, xī – west · "west of the Taihang Mountains"
  • Capital (and largest city): Taiyuan
  • Divisions: 11 prefectures, 119 counties, 1388 townships
  • ISO 3166 code: CN-SX
  • GDP (2020): CNY 1.765 trillion · USD 255 billion (21st)
  • HDI (2019): 0.752 (high) (16th)
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