Ya'an(redirected from Ya-an)
Ya'an(yä-än), city (1994 est. pop. 110,000), SW Sichuan prov., China, on a tributary of the Min River. It is a tea center for W Sichuan and a highway hub for the E Tibetan plateau. From 1950 to 1955 it was the capital of XikangXikang
, former province, SW China. Kangding was the capital before 1950 and Ya'an from 1950 to 1955. It is largely a region of high mountains (over 10,000 ft/3,050 m) cut by the gorges of several rivers. The area became a province c.1939.
..... Click the link for more information. prov. An agricultural institute is there.