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Jinsha

Jinsha (jĭnˈshäˈ) [key], formerly Shashi shäˈshûˈ or Shasi shäˈsēˈ, city (1994 est. pop. 683,000), S Hubei prov., China, on the Chang River. It is an important trade center for the N Dongting Lake basin and the site of a massive reservoir built to protect the central Hubei plains from floods. Textile and handicrafts are the main products. Jinsha is connected to Hunan prov. by canal.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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