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Xi'an (UK: /Si:'aen/ shee-AN, US: /Si:'a:n/ shee-AHN; Chinese: Xi An ; pinyin: Xi'an; Chinese: [ci.an] (listen)), frequently misspelled as Xian and also known by other names, is the capital of Shaanxi Province. It is a sub-provincial capital on the Guanzhong Plain, Northwest China.  It is the beginning point of the Silk Road, and the home of the UNESCO World Heritage set Terracotta Army (Emperor Qin Shi Huang). 
Xi'an, which was a part of the economic growth in inland China, especially the northwest and central regions, has re-emerged since the 1980s as a cultural and industrial centre for the entire central-northwest region. It also houses many facilities for space exploration, research and development, and national security. Currently, Xi'an is a sub-provincial city that administers 11 districts and two counties.  This city is the third-most populous in Western China, with Chengdu and Chongqing, as well as being the largest city in Northwestern China.  In 2020, Xi'an was ranked a Beta- (global 2nd tier) city according to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. The country's ranking ranked Xi'an 17th. According to the Global Financial Centres Index, Xi'an is one of the top 100 financial centres in the world.