(鞍山, lit. 'saddle mountain') is a city in China
province close to Shenyang
. It has a population of approximately 2.5 million. It is famous for its iron and steel complex, which is the largest in China.
was also a small kingdom in what is now Iran
during the 1st millennium BC
, ruled by the Achaemenid dynasty
. It embarked on a period of conquest in the 6th century BC
, resulting in the formation of the Persian empire