Thursday, March 04, 2004

Szechwan Basin

Wade - Giles romanization �Ssu-ch'uan P'en-ti, �Pinyin �Sichuan Pendii, �also called �Red Basin, � basin comprising the greater part of eastern Szechwan Province (sheng), southwest China. It is surrounded by high mountains, including the Tsinghai - Tibet Plateau on the south, the Yunnan - Kweichow Plateau on the south, Wu Shan (mountains) on the east, and the Ta-pa Shan on the north, which protect the interior from temperature extremes. The basin covers 88,600 sq mi (229,500 sq km) of red-brick

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