See also: hênan and Hénán

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From various romanizations of the Chinese 河南 (Hénán, literally [land] south of the river).

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  • IPA(key): /həˈnɑːn/, /həˈnæn/
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  1. A province of China. Capital: Zhengzhou.
    • 2021 July 20, “China: Heavy rains cause deadly floods in Henan province”, in Deutsche Welle[1], archived from the original on 20 July 2021, News‎[2]:
      Heavy rainfall inundated streets and caused major rivers to burst their banks in the central province of Henan on Tuesday. []
      Henan is a particularly populous province and a major transport hub. It is also a key base for industry and agriculture.
    • 2022 July 11, Amelia Nierenberg, “Your Tuesday Briefing: Bank Protests in China”, in The New York Times[3], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 11 July 2022[4]:
      Security forces attacked as many as a thousand protesters who were trying to withdraw their money from four rural banks in Henan Province this weekend.
    • 2023 December 12, “Chinese dissident doctor and AIDS whistleblower dies aged 95”, in France 24[5], archived from the original on December 12, 2023[6]:
      Gao moved to New York in 2009 after years of harassment by Chinese officials believed to be nursing grudges after she exposed a cover-up of the true extent of the AIDS epidemic in central Henan province. []
      Experts estimate at least one million farmers in Henan alone contracted HIV/AIDS in the blood trade.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Henan.
  2. A Mongol autonomous county in Huangnan, Qinghai, China.
    • 2000, Tibet Since 1950: Silence, Prison or Exile[7], 1st edition, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 139:
      The very next day, Tenzin Nyima was transferred to a prison in Henan Mongolian Autonomous County for six days of questioning. []
      Once in Henan, Tenzin Nyima quickly came to know that Lodroe and Rigdrol, the monks who had helped with the flags, had also been seized.
    • 2000, “Amdo”, in Atsushi Kanamaru, editor, Mapping the Tibetan World[8], 1st edition, Kotan Publishing, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 201, column 1:
      In Henan County, 325km south of Xining, 90 percent of its 27,000 people are Mongolian. []
      There is a bus to Henan that leaves Xining at 07:30 everyday.[sic]
    • 2004, Christopher P. Atwood, “Henan Mongol Autonomous County”, in Encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire[9], Facts on File, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 216, column 1:
      Located in the southeast of China’s Qinghai (Kökenuur) province, Henan Mongol Autonomous County has an area of 7,000 square kilometers (2,700 square miles). Henan lies on the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau at an altitude mostly over 3,500 meters (11,500 feet) and shares the plateau’s strong sunlight, cool summers, and extremely unpredictable weather.
    • 2017, Alan J. K. Sanders, Historical Dictionary of Mongolia[10], 4th edition, volume I, Rowman & Littlefield, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, →OL, page 700, page 274:
      The Henan Mongol autonomous county (xian) is inhabited by Tsoros Mongols, and there are Ööld Mongols in the Huzhu autonomous county.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Henan.
  3. An island south of the old urban core of Guangzhou, Guangdong, in China.

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Province-level divisions of the People's Republic of China in English (layout · text)
Provinces: Anhui · Fujian · Guangdong · Gansu · Guizhou · Henan · Hubei · Hebei · Hainan · Heilongjiang · Hunan · Jilin · Jiangsu · Jiangxi · Liaoning · Qinghai · Sichuan · Shandong · Shaanxi · Shanxi · Taiwan (claimed) · Yunnan · Zhejiang
Autonomous regions: Guangxi · Inner Mongolia · Ningxia · Tibet Autonomous Region · Xinjiang
Municipalities: Beijing · Tianjin · Shanghai · Chongqing
Special administrative regions: Hong Kong · Macau

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