Definition of Xian in English:

Xian

(also Hsian, Sian)

proper noun

  • An industrial city in central China, capital of Shaanxi province; population 3,094,300 (est. 2006). The city has been inhabited since the 11th century BC, having previously been the capital of the Han, Sui, and Tang dynasties.

Pronunciation

Xian

/ʃiːˈan/