Ganzhou or Kanchow (both: gänˈjōˈ) [key], city (1994 est. pop. 239,400), SW Jiangxi prov., China, on the Gan River. It is a large transportation, distribution, and commercial center. Fertilizer and wood products are manufactured in the city, and tungsten and tin mines are nearby. The city was formerly known as Ganxian.

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