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Hanzhong (hänˈjŏngˈ) [key] or Hanchung hänˈchōngˈ, city (1994 est. pop. 197,400), SW Shaanxi prov., China, on the Han River, near the Sichuan border. It is a major agricultural and trade center, with some timbering and light industry. The city was formerly called Nancheng.

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