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Lungchow

LUNGCHOW, a town in the province of Kwangsi, China, in 22 21' N., 106 45' E., near the Tongking frontier, and at the junction of the Sung-chi and Kao-ping rivers. Pop. (estimate) 22,000. The town is prettily situated in a circular valley. From a military point of view it is considered important, and considerable bodies of troops are stationed here. It was selected as the seat of frontier trade by the French convention of 1886, and was opened in 1889. In 1898 the total value of its trade amounted to only 20,000, but in 1904 the figures increased to 56,692.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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