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Definitions for Sichuan
ˈsɪtʃˈwɑn, ˈsɪtʃ uˌɑnsichuan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Szechwan, Sichuan, Szechuan, Szechwan provincenoun

    a populous province of south central China


  1. Sichuannoun

    A province of central China. Historically Chongqing was also a part of it.

  2. Etymology: 四川.


  1. Sichuan

    Sichuan (; 四川, Mandarin: [sɹ̩̂.ʈʂʰwán]; pinyin: Sìchuān; alternatively romanized as Szechuan or Szechwan; formerly also referred to as "West China" or "Western China" by Protestant missions) is a province in Southwest China occupying most of the Sichuan Basin and the easternmost part of the Tibetan Plateau between the Jinsha River on the west, the Daba Mountains in the north and the Yungui Plateau to the south. Sichuan's capital city is Chengdu. The population of Sichuan stands at 83 million. Sichuan neighbors Qinghai to the northwest, Gansu to the north, Shaanxi to the northeast, Chongqing to the east, Guizhou to the southeast, Yunnan to the south, and the Tibet Autonomous Region to the west. In antiquity, Sichuan was the home of the ancient states of Ba and Shu. Their conquest by Qin strengthened it and paved the way for Qin Shi Huang's unification of China under the Qin dynasty. During the Three Kingdoms era, Liu Bei's state of Shu was based in Sichuan. The area was devastated in the 17th century by Zhang Xianzhong's rebellion and the area's subsequent Manchu conquest, but recovered to become one of China's most productive areas by the 19th century. During World War II, Chongqing served as the temporary capital of the Republic of China, making it the focus of the Japanese bombing. It was one of the last mainland areas captured by the People's Liberation Army during the Chinese Civil War and was divided into four parts from 1949 to 1952, with Chongqing restored two years later. It suffered gravely during the Great Chinese Famine of 1959–61 but remained China's most populous province until Chongqing Municipality was again separated from it in 1997. The Han Chinese people of Sichuan speak distinctive Sichuanese dialects of Mandarin Chinese. The spicy Sichuan pepper is prominent in modern Sichuan cuisine, featuring dishes—including Kung Pao chicken and mapo tofu—that have become staples of Chinese cuisine around the world. In 1950, the province of Xikang was dissolved and its territory was later split between the newly established Tibet Autonomous Region and the Province of Sichuan. The western and northwestern part of Sichuan is made up of Tibetan and Qiang autonomous areas. Sichuan is the 6th-largest provincial economy of China, the largest in Western China and the second largest among inland provinces after Henan. As of 2021, its nominal GDP was 5,385 billion yuan (US$847.68 billion), ahead of the GDP of Turkey of 815 billion. Compared to a country, it would be the 18th-largest economy as well as the 19th most populous as of 2021.There are many panda stations in the province and large reserves for these creatures, such as the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.


  1. sichuan

    Sichuan is a province located in the southwest region of China, known for its rich history, cultural diversity, and distinctive cuisine. Its capital is Chengdu. The region is also famed for the Sichuan panda sanctuaries which are home to more than 30% of the world's highly endangered pandas. It's the habitat of rare and endangered animals and plants. The name 'Sichuan' means 'four rivers', referring to the four major rivers in the area.


  1. Sichuan

    Sichuan is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the southwest of the country. The current name of the province, "四川", is an abbreviation of "四川路", or "Four circuits of rivers", which is itself abbreviated from "川峡四路", or "Four circuits of rivers and gorges", named after the division of the existing circuit into four during the Northern Song Dynasty. The capital is Chengdu, a key economic centre of Western China.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sichuan in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sichuan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Sichuan in a Sentence

  1. David Fishman:

    But even if they could, the generating facilities in Sichuan were built to export power to the east coast, they don't really have great connectivity to the rest of the Sichuan grid. They were never intended to serve Sichuan power consumption needs.

  2. Zhang Zhengling:

    The big projects don't have any waste problems, but those on the Dadu are medium-sized or even small, and their market is in Sichuan.

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