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An Nasiriyah

(Encyclopedia)An Nasiriyah än näsĭrĭˈyä [key], city (1987 pop. 265,937), provincial capital, SE Iraq, on the Euphrates River. It is the center of a date-growing region. Founded in 1870, the city was captured ...


(Encyclopedia)Chao'an, Ch'ao-an, or Chaochow, China: see Chaozhou. ...


(Encyclopedia)Chi'an: see Ji'an, China.

An Najaf

(Encyclopedia)An Najaf än näˈjäf [key], city (2020 pop. 874,000), S central Iraq, on a lake near the Euphrates River. The city, one of Shi'a Islam's holiest, is also called Mashad A...

An Nhon

(Encyclopedia)An Nhon: see Quy Nhon, Vietnam.

An Uaimh

(Encyclopedia)An Uaimh, Republic of Ireland: see Navan. ...


(Encyclopedia)Ji'an or Kian both: jēˈänˈ [key], city (1994 est. pop. 163,800), central Jiangxi prov., China. It is a major commercial port on the Gan River and an important road hub and market center. Light ind...


(Encyclopedia)Hsi-an, China: see Xi'an.


(Encyclopedia)Hsiang-t'an, China: see Xiangtan. ...

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