|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Municipal seat||Taishan District
|• CPC Secretary||Yang Luyu|
|• Mayor||Li Hongfeng|
|• Prefecture-level city||7,761.15 km2 (2,996.60 sq mi)|
|• Urban||2,086.9 km2 (805.8 sq mi)|
|• Metro||2,086.9 km2 (805.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||167 m (548 ft)|
|Highest elevation||1,645 m (5,397 ft)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Prefecture-level city||5,494,200|
|• Density||710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|License Plate Prefix||鲁J|
Tai'an (Chinese: 泰安; pinyin: Tài'ān) is a prefecture-level city in western Shandong province. 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.
- Taishan District (泰山区)
- Daiyue District (岱岳区)
- Xintai City (新泰市)
- Feicheng City (肥城市)
- Ningyang County (宁阳县)
- Dongping County (东平县)
Tai'an was home to the Dawenkou culture during the neolithic era. 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 the south side of 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 (average, in January), 12.9°C (annual average), and 26.4°C (average, in July). The average annual precipitation is 697 millimeter.
- 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 Public Health School (http://www.tawx.com.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). There is a four-lane highway from Tai'an to the Jinan Airport. Within Tai'an there are large tree lined avenues thru-out the city. The nearest major airport is Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport, about 120 kilometers to the north.
Twin towns – Sister cities
- Government website of Tai'an (in Simplified Chinese)
- Profile of Tai'an from China Tourist Cities
- For more photos of Mount Tai, visit Mount Tai Management Committee official website  (in Simplified Chinese)