A province of east-central China crossed by the Yellow River. Zhengzhou is the capital.
Province of EC China: 64,479 sq mi (167,000 sq km); cap. Zhengzhou.
Origin of henan
- Its one-character abbreviation is 豫 (pinyin: yù), named after Yuzhou Province (豫州 Yù Zhōu), a Han Dynasty province (zhou) that included parts of Henan.
- The name Henan means "south of the (Yellow) River (Huang He).