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, city (1994 est. pop. 1,295,600), capital of Gansu prov., W China, on the Huang He (Yellow River) at its confluence with the Wei. It is a rail, highway, and air hub and the junction point to remote Xinjiang in extreme NW China.
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Lanzhou, Lanchow, Lan-chou
a city in N China, capital of Gansu province, on the Yellow River: situated on the main route between China and the West. op.: 1 788 000 (2005 est.)