|Maps of Xi'an－西安地图|
Xi'an - the capital city of Shanxi Province
Located in the middle reaches of the Yellow River, Shaanxi is one of the birthplaces of the Chinese nation. There, early Chinese settlers developed a great civilization comparable with that of ancient Egypt, India and the area lying between Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Van, also known as Chang'an l(Eternal Peace) in ancient times, has a history of 3,100 years.
In Xi'an, there are 41 universities and colleges, 3,300 research institutions and technological development centres. The city also has some 50 state-level laboratories and testing centres which are capable of absorbing, digesting and transplanting domestic and overseas advanced technologies. As a result, the city has produced significant scientific achievements.
It is in Xi'an that China's first engine for carrier rocket, China's first satellite-borne computer and China's first integrated circuit came into being.In terms of comprehensive scientific and technological strength, Xi'an ranks Stalactite Cave and Darning (Very Bright) Mountain, etc.modernization. the third in China trailing only Beijing and Shanghai.