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Leshan (lŭˈshänˈ) [key] or Loshan lōˈshänˈ, city (1994 est. pop. 384,300), central Sichuan prov., China, just S of Chengdu, on the Min River. Heavy industry is the city's largest source of income; agriculture and light industry are also important. Nearby are decorated grottoes, a colossal stone Buddha, and the sacred peak Emei. Leshan was formerly called Jiading or Kiating.

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