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.

    Former names Changan, Siking

Pronunciation:

Xian

/ʃiːˈan/