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Guangxi (Kwangsi) Autonomous region in s China; the capital is Nanning. It was established in 1958 for the Zhuang, China's largest minority nationality. Its mountainous terrain limits cultivation. Minerals include manganese, zinc, tin, tungsten, and antimony. Industries: oil refining, fertilizers. Area: 220,495sq km (85,133sq mi). Pop. (1998 est) 46,750,000.