Xian is an over 3000 years old city, which once competed with Rome and later Constantinople for the title of greatest city in the world. Today Xian is the largest and most developed city in the central to northwestern part of China and is ranked among the 10 largest cities in the nation. It is a major tourist attraction due to the famous Army of Terracotta warriors, which lies near the city. Xian also has an Islamic element, as the city is home to a Chinese Islamic community.
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