Shaanxi (Chinese:陕西, also sometimes called Shenshi) is a province in east China. The word "Shaan" (viz Shanzhou) is a place in Henan Province. "Xi" means "west". So "Shaanxi" means "the place to the west of Shann". The river Wei He runs across it. It has a large population of more than 30 million people. The capital of Shaanxi is Xi'an. It abbreviate as Shan (陕) or Qin (秦), also known as SanQin (三秦, meaning Three Qins).
Political divisions [change]
Shaanxi Province is divided into ten municipalities: