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Ichang(ē-chäng), city (1994 est. pop. 428,400), SW Hubei prov., China, a river port on the Chang. It is the western terminus for large oceangoing vessels traveling up the Chang from Shanghai; there goods are transshipped to smaller boats that can negotiate the gorges and rapids of the Chang. The gorges above the city are noted for their scenic beauty. Yichang has industries that produce food, cement, chemicals, paper, and textiles.
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Yichang, Ichang, I-ch'ang
a port in S central China, in Hubei province on the Yangtze River 1600 km (1000 miles) from the East China Sea: the Three Gorges dam, the world's biggest hydroelectric and flood-control project, is nearby. Pop.: 724 000 (2005 est.)
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