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TONGGUAN COUNTY is a county in Shaanxi
Shaanxi
, China
China
, administered as part of the prefecture -level city of Weinan . Its eponymous county seat , formerly romanized as TUNGKWAN, lies south of the confluence of the Wei and Yellow Rivers . It is the southeastern corner of the Ordos Loop , the point at which the Qin Mountains turn the Yellow River sharply eastward, forcing it into the North China
China
Plain . During the Middle Ages , the TONG PASS or TONGGUAN pass was an important chokepoint, protecting Xi\'an and the surrounding Guanzhong area from outside attack. It now lies at the intersection of Shaanxi
Shaanxi
, Shanxi
Shanxi
, and Henan .

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Notes * 3 References * 4 External links

HISTORY

Chinese civilization first grew up along the Wei , Luo , and Yellow River valleys of the