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Shaoyang (shouˈyängˈ) [key], city (1994 est. pop. 277,300), S Hunan prov., China. It is a trade center for the upper Zi valley. Light and heavy industries, including textiles, paper, and chemicals, are the largest sectors of the economy.

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