Hanzhong hänˈcho͞ongˈ [key], 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.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2024, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Chinese and Mongolian Political Geography