A province in north-central China; formerly part of the Silk Road to Turkistan and India and Persia; Also called: Kansu.
Or Kansu; Province of NW China
area 530,000 sq km/204,580 sq mi
features subject to earthquakes; the “Silk Road” (now a motor road) passed through it in the Middle Ages, carrying trade to central Asia
industries coal, oil, hydroelectric power from the Huang He (Yellow) River
including many Muslims.