Henan

geographical name
He·​nan | \ ˈhə-ˈnän How to pronounce Henan (audio) \
variants: or Honan \ ˈhō-​ˈnan How to pronounce Honan (audio) \

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province of east central China; capital Zhengzhou area 64,479 square miles (167,645 square kilometers), population 94,029,939

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“Henan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Henan. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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