Shaanxi Province, China

The Province of Shaanxi is located in the Central-north of the People’s Republic of China.

On January 23, 1556, a major earthquake in the history struck Hua Shan in the Southeast of Shaanxi province which approximately killed 830,000 people

Then their was the era of Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communists that marched into Yan’an.

Geography of Shaanxi Province

Shaanxi has large desert along its borders with the Inner Mongolia Autonomousi Region. Some of the significant cities of Shaanxi Province are Tongchuan, Xianyang, Yan’an, Ankang, Baoji, Hanzhong, Lintong and Xi’an.

Climate of Shaanxi Province

Northern Shaanxi has extrem cold winters but it can be very hot during the summer months. The southern part of Shaanxi Province has much more raining. The average temperature is between 9o Celsius and 16o Celsius but during the month of January the temperatures are between -11o Celsius to +3.5o Celsius. During the month of July the climate is between +21o Celsius to +28o Celsius.

Local Economy of Shaanxi Province

The GDP for the year 2007 of the province of Shaanxi was registered at 536,985 billion RMB and the per capita GDP was 14,350 RMB during the year 2007.

Tourist Attractions in Shaanxi Province

You have to visit the ancient city of Xi’an if you want to visit the Terracotta Army Museum that belonged to the First Qin Emperor and which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other places of interest in Shaanxi Province are the famous Daqin Pagoda, the Imperial and/or Zhao Mausoleums and well Mount Hua and Mount Taibai.

Xi’an also boasts the Banpo Neolithic Village and the Great Mosque of Xi’an, as well as the Bell and Drum Tower or the History Museum of Shaanxi Province.

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