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About Jining

Jining (Simplified Chinese: 济宁; Pinyin: Jǐníng) is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Shandong province, People's Republic of China. It borders Heze to the southwest, Zaozhuang to the southeast, Tai'an to the northeast, and the provinces of Henan and Jiangsu to the northwest and south respectively. Today it is the northernmost city reachable by navigation on the Grand Canal of China.


The prefecture-level city of Jining administers 12 county-level divisions, including 2 district, 3 county-level cities and 7 counties.

Jining is situated in a coal mining area in the South-West of Shandong. Jining is an industrial city. Jining has a coal-fired power station, the Jining Power Plant.
Notable people
  • Confucius (551 – 479 BC), central Chinese thinker, founder of Confucianism
  • Mencius (372 – 289 BC), Chinese thinker, a principle interpreter of Confucianism
External links
Government website of Jining (available in Chinese and English)
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Jǐníng Shì
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Administration Type Prefecture-level city
City Seat Shizhong District
(35°24′N, 116°34′E)
Area 10,685 km²
Population 8,022,900 (2004)
- Total
- Per Capita
¥110.216 billion (2004)
¥13,734 (2004)
Major Nationalities Han - 99.2%
Hui - 0.674%
County-level divisions 12
Township-level divisions
CPC Committee Secretary
Mayor Lü Zaimo (吕在模)
Area code 537
Postal Code 272000
(Shizhong District)
272100-272600, 273100, 273200
(Other areas)
License Plate Prefix 鲁H
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