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Prefecture-level city
Mount Tai seen across Tai'an
Mount Tai seen across Tai'an
Location of Tai'an City jurisdiction in Shandong
Location of Tai'an City jurisdiction in Shandong
Tai'an is located in China
Location in China
Coordinates: 36°12′N 117°05′E / 36.200°N 117.083°E / 36.200; 117.083Coordinates: 36°12′N 117°05′E / 36.200°N 117.083°E / 36.200; 117.083
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
County-level divisions 6
Municipal seat Taishan District
(36°10′N 117°07′E / 36.167°N 117.117°E / 36.167; 117.117)
 • 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 1,594,877
 • Urban density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,594,877
 • Metro density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 538
License Plate Prefix 鲁J
Website taian.gov.cn

Tai'an (Chinese: ; 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.

Its population was 5,494,200 as of the 2010 census, of whom 1,594,877 lived in the built up area made of 2 urban districts (Xintai and Feicheng).


The prefecture-level city of Tai'an administers 6 county-level divisions, including 2 districts, 2 county-level cities and 2 counties.


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[edit]

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 (27.3 °F) (January), 12.9 °C (55.2 °F) (annual average), and 26.4 °C (79.5 °F) (July). The average annual precipitation is 697 mm (27.4 in).



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 throughout the city. The nearest major airport is Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport, about 120 km (75 mi) to the north.

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