Tai'an (Chinese: ; pinyin: Tài'ān) is a prefecture-level city in western Shandong province of the People's Republic of China. Centered on Mount Tai, the city borders the provincial capital of Jinan to the north, 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 5,494,207 as of the 2010 census, of whom 1,735,425 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of 2 urban districts (Taishan District and Daiyue District).


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 (Tai'an government): 36°12′01″N 117°05′13″E / 36.2004°N 117.0870°ECoordinates: 36°12′01″N 117°05′13″E / 36.2004°N 117.0870°E
CountryPeople's Republic of China
County-level divisions6
Municipal seatTaishan District
 • CPC SecretaryCui Honggang[1]
 • MayorLi Xixin
 • Prefecture-level city7,761.83 km2 (2,996.86 sq mi)
 • Urban
2,086.8 km2 (805.7 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,086.8 km2 (805.7 sq mi)
167 m (548 ft)
Highest elevation1,645 m (5,397 ft)
 (2010 census)
 • Prefecture-level city5,494,207
 • Density710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Area code(s)538
ISO 3166 codeCN-SD-09
License Plate Prefix鲁J


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

Tai'an is centered on the south side of Mount Tai.Dongping Lake is the biggest lake.

Tai'an lies in the northern temperate zone and has a continental, semi-humid monsoon climate. The average annual temperatures are −2.1 °C (28.2 °F) (January), 12.8 °C (55.0 °F) (annual average), and 26.0 °C (78.8 °F) (July). The average annual precipitation is 681 mm (26.8 in).



Tai'an (Taishan Station) is located on the Beijing–Shanghai railway Line, which connects Beijing to Shanghai, as well as on the G2 Beijing–Shanghai 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.

See also


  1. ^ http://taian.dzwww.com/2013sy/taxw/201805/t20180509_16482329.html
  2. ^ 泰安 - 气象数据 -中国天气网 (in Chinese). Weather China.
  3. ^ 中国气象局 国家气象信息中心 (in Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original on 18 March 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2012.

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Bao Xin

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Bao Xun

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Daiyue District

Daiyue (Chinese: 岱岳; pinyin: Dàiyuè) is a district of the city of Tai'an in Shandong province, China.

Taishan has an area of 917.22 km2 (354.14 sq mi) and around 59,8600 inhabitants (2017).


Feicheng (Chinese: 肥城; pinyin: Féichéng) is a county-level city under the administration of Tai'an City in the west of Shandong province, China.

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Billionaire businessman Xiao Jianhua grew up in Feicheng.

Han Li

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Ningyang County

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Tai'an, Miaoli

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Tai'an railway station (Liaoning)

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Tai'an railway station (Taiwan)

Tai'an (Chinese: 泰安車站; pinyin: Tài'ān Chēzhàn) is a railway station on the Taiwan Railways Administration Taichung line located in Houli District, Taichung, Taiwan. The current elevated station is not the first Tai'an Station nor is located at its original site. Due to the re-routing of the West Coast line, the TRA closed the Tai'an Old Station on the Former Mountain line and keeps it as a tourist and historical facility while transferring the actual transportation service to the new station.

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Taishan District, Tai'an

Taishan District (Chinese: 泰山区; pinyin: Tàishān Qū) is a district of the city of Tai'an in the Chinese province of Shandong.

Taishan has an area of 337 km2 (130 sq mi) and around 620,000 inhabitants (2003). It is the centre and administrative capital of Tai'an.

Tholo language

Tanglang (Chinese: 堂郎语), or Tholo (autonym: tʰo˥lo˧ zɑ˧), is a Loloish language spoken by 947 people in 8 villages of southern Tai'an Township 太安乡, Lijiang County, Yunnan, including in Hongmai 红麦 and Shuijing 水井村 villages. Tanglang has been in long-term contact with Bai, and is also in contact with Naxi. The speakers' name for the language is tʰo˦˨lo˦˨.Tanglang is taught in local schools.

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Wang Feng (diver)

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He claimed the gold medal at the 2008 World Cup - 3m springboard synchro event.

He and Qin Kai are the 2008 Olympic Champions in 3m synchro.

Western Tai'an Campaign

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Zhang Qingli

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Climate data for Tai'an (normals 1971–2000, extremes 1951–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15.8
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.1
Record low °C (°F) −22.4
Average precipitation mm (inches) 6.4
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.4 3.2 4.7 5.4 6.5 8.6 13.6 10.5 7.1 5.0 3.5 3.1 73.6
Source #1: Weather China[2]
Source #2: [3]
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