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About Taian

Tai'an (Chinese: 泰安; Pinyin: Tài'ān) is a prefecture-level city in western Shandong province, People's Republic of China. Centered around Mount Tai, the city borders the provincial capital of Jinan to the north, Laiwu to the northeast, Zibo to the east, Linyi to the southeast, Liaocheng to the extreme west and Jining to the south. To the west Tai'an is separated from the province of Henan by the Yellow River.


The prefecture-level city of Tai'an administers 12 county-level divisions, including 2 districts, 2 county-level cities and 2 counties.


In the neolithic, the area of present day Tai'an was home to the Dawenkou culture. During the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, the region belonged to the states of Qi and Lu. The site of major historical and cultural significance in the area is Mount Tai.

Geography and climate

Tai'an is centered around Mount Tai.

Tai'an lies in the northern temperate zone and has a continental, semi-humid monsoon climate. The average annual temperatures are -2.6°C (minimum, in January), 12.9°C (average), and 26.4°C (maximum, in July). The average annual precipitation is 697 millimeter.


Shandong University of Science and Technology (http://www.sdkd.net.cn/english/eindex.htm)

Taishan Medical University (http://www.tsmc.edu.cn/)

Shandong Agricultural University (http://www.sdau.edu.cn/esdau/eindex.html)

Mount Tai College (http://www.tanc.edu.cn/)

Tai'an (Taishan Station) is located on the Jing-Hu Railway Line, which connects Beijing to Shanghai, as well as on the Jing-Hu Expressway and on the Tai-Lai Expressway (west-east from Tai'an to Laiwu). The nearest major airport is Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport, about 120 kilometers to the north.

Pueblo, Colorado is one of Taian's sister cities.

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Tài'ān Shì
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Administration Type Prefecture-level city
City Seat Taishan District
(36°10′N, 117°07′E)
Area 7,762 km²
Population 5,499,000 (2004)
- Total
- Per Capita
¥73.21 billion (2004)
¥13313 (2004)
Major Nationalities Han - 98.7%
Hui - 1.02%
County-level divisions 6
Township-level divisions
CPC Committee Secretary Geng Wenqing (耿文清)
Mayor Jia Xueying (贾学英)
Area code 538
Postal Code 271000
License Plate Prefix 鲁J
City Flower Crape-myrtle
Lagerstroemia L.
City Tree Chinese scholartree
Styphnolobium japonicum L.
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