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Yangquan (yängˈchüänˈ) [key], city (1994 est. pop. 402,300), E central Shanxi prov., China, on the highway and railroad linking Taiyuan with Hebei prov. The center of an important coal-producing area, it is a growing industrial city. Iron is also mined nearby.

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