Huangshi or Hwangshih (both: hwäng-shŭr) [key], city (1994 est. pop. 538,400), E Hubei prov., China, on the Chang (Yangtze) River. It is a new industrial center, built after 1950, with a giant iron and steel complex supplied with iron from the mines at Daye and with coking coal from Pingxiang. Other manufactures include cement, building materials, and textiles.
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