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Hengyang(hŭng-yäng), city (1994 est. pop. 543,100), central Hunan prov., China, on the Xiang River, at the mouth of the Lei River. It is the leading transportation center of Hunan, linking water, rail, and highway routes. Manufactures include chemicals, agricultural and mining equipment, textiles, paper, processed foods, and smartphones. Lead, zinc, coal, and tin mines are nearby. Its former name was Hengzhou (Hengchow).
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a city in China, in Hunan Province. Population, more than 300,000 (1971). Hengyang is a port on the Hsiang Chiang and a railroad junction. It produces mining equipment and agricultural implements and is a center for the mining of complex ores.
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a city in SE central China, in Hunan province on the Xiang River. Pop.: 853 000 (2005 est.)
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