Henan

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Henan in China

Henan is a province of the People's Republic of China. It is in the central eastern part of the country.[1] The name Henan means "south of the Yellow River." Its provincial capital is Zhengzhou.[1]

Its major cities are Anyang, Hebi, Jiaozuo, Kaifeng, Luohe, Luoyang, Nanyang, Pingdingshan, Puyang, Sanmenxia, Shangqiu, Xinxiang, Xinyang, Xuchang, Zhengzhou, Zhoukou and Zhumadian. Henan is now the most populous province of China.

The abbreviation of Henan is Yu (豫), since there is another province that has the first syllable "He" (河) in its name, Hebei (河北).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 An Introduction to Chinese Provinces, china.org.cn, accessed July 2009