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, city (1994 est. pop. 1,131,200), capital of Guizhou prov., SW China. On the main road from Kunming to Chongqing, it is also a rail (since 1959) and industrial center.
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a city in China, in the central part of the Kweichow plateau, on the Nanming River (part of the Yangtze basin). It is the administrative center of Kweichow Province. Population, 504,000 (1957).
Kweiyang is an important transportation junction for the Kweichow-Kwanghsi and Kweichow-Szechwan railroad lines, as well as for a network of highways leading to Kunming, Ch’ungch’ing, and Hengyang. The surrounding region is rich in hydroelectric power resources and minerals (bauxites, apatite, coal, and iron ore). Enterprises for metallurgy, machine building (mining, transportation, and chemical equipment), chemicals, food processing, textile, cement, glass, paper, and woodworking are located in Kweiyang. The city also has a branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (since 1958), a university, an institute of national minorities, and industrial, agricultural, medical, and pedagogical institutes.