Tai'an, Shandong Province, China

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🇨🇳 Tai'an 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 south-east, 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 built-up (or metro) area is made up of two urban districts (Taishan District and Daiyue District).

Administration The prefecture-level city of Tai'an administers six county-level divisions, including two districts, two county-level cities and two counties: 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).

History Tai'an is named after Mount Tai. In Chinese, Tai (泰) means "significant". Thus, the name Tai'an is derived from the ancient saying: "If Mount Tai is safe, then the four seas (the world) are safe (安; ān)".

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. It attracted multiple emperors throughout the dynasties to visit, offer sacrifice to the heaven gods and pray for harvest. Confucius, Sima Qian, Cao Zhi, Li Bai, Du Fu and other litterateurs visited here and many great works were produced.

Modern history In 1909, German colonials built Tai'an-Fu Railway Station along with the construction of Tianjin–Pukou railway (Tientsin–Pukow railway). On 10 November of the following year, the first train service passed through the station.

On 1 May 1928, Chiang Kai-shek, the leader of KMT and nationalist revolutionary army, commanded the attack of Tai'an and occupied it the next day.

In October 1937, exiled students from Peking, Tianjin and other major cities arrived in Tai'an seeking asylum after the north of Yellow river was occupied by the Japanese forces. On 24 December 1937, Japanese troops crossed the Yellow River, occupied Jinan on the next day, and bombed Tai'an. On the night of 31 December, the Japanese occupied Tai'an. Local resistants were assembled autonomously to fight against the occupation.

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

Education • Shandong University of Science and Technology • Shandong First Medical University • Shandong Agricultural University • Taishan University • Tai'an Public Health School • Tai'an Polytechnic College • Shandong Foreign Trade Vocational College Taian Campus; Secondary schools • Tai’an the first high school (泰安一中).

Transport Tai'an is served by Tai'an railway station on the Beijing–Shanghai high-speed railway and Taishan railway station on the Beijing–Shanghai railway. Tai'an is served by 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 Yaoqiang International 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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Tai'an has a population of over 1,735,425 people. Tai'an also forms the centre of the wider Tai'an metropolitan area which has a population of over 5,635,000 people.

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Twin Towns - Sister Cities Tai'an has links with:

🇺🇸 Columbus, USA 🇵🇱 Elbląg, Poland 🇺🇸 Fairbanks, USA 🇧🇼 Francistown, Botswana 🇰🇷 Gwangju, South Korea 🇯🇵 Hachiōji, Japan 🇺🇸 Huntsville, USA 🇯🇵 Kaga, Japan 🇺🇸 Kansas City, USA 🇺🇸 Laredo, USA 🇧🇪 Leuven, Belgium 🇯🇵 Nikkō, Japan 🇵🇭 Pasay, Philippines 🇮🇱 Ra'anana, Israel 🇵🇱 Świętochłowice, Poland 🇰🇷 Taean, South Korea 🇵🇭 Tagaytay, Philippines 🇯🇵 Yamagata, Japan
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South of: 36.202

🇸🇾 Aleppo 36.201

🇺🇸 Boone 36.2

🇹🇷 Kaş 36.2

🇺🇸 Lebanon 36.2

🇺🇸 Tulare 36.2

🇯🇵 Koga 36.196

🇯🇵 Fukaya 36.194

🇰🇷 Nonsan 36.187

🇨🇳 Feicheng 36.186

🇩🇿 Sétif 36.183

East of: 117.087

🇨🇳 Anqing 117.115

🇮🇩 Samarinda 117.145

🇨🇳 Quanshan 117.156

🇨🇳 Tengzhou 117.162

🇨🇳 Tianjin 117.177

🇨🇳 Xuzhou 117.187

🇨🇳 Jingdezhen 117.199

🇨🇳 Sishui County 117.251

🇨🇳 Yunlong 117.262

🇨🇳 Hefei 117.281

West of: 117.087

🇨🇳 Yingtan 117.039

🇨🇳 Jinan 117.021

🇨🇳 Huainan 117.019

🇨🇳 Longyan 117.017

🇨🇳 Hongjialou 116.997

🇨🇳 Qufu 116.979

🇨🇳 Suzhou 116.964

🇮🇩 Taliwang 116.867

🇨🇳 Cangzhou 116.839

🇮🇩 Balikpapan 116.823

Antipodal to Tai'an is: -62.913,-36.202

Locations Near: Tai'an 117.087,36.202

🇨🇳 Feicheng 116.772,36.186 d: 28.3  

🇨🇳 Jinan 117.021,36.67 d: 52.4  

🇨🇳 Hongjialou 116.997,36.668 d: 52.5  

🇨🇳 Changqing 116.754,36.556 d: 49.4  

🇨🇳 Laiwu 117.583,36.15 d: 44.9  

🇨🇳 Sishui County 117.251,35.664 d: 61.6  

🇨🇳 Qufu 116.979,35.591 d: 68.6  

🇨🇳 Zhangqiu 117.491,36.758 d: 71.6  

🇨🇳 Xintai 117.768,35.909 d: 69.3  

🇨🇳 Jining 116.587,35.415 d: 98.4  

Antipodal to: Tai'an -62.913,-36.202

🇦🇷 Santa Rosa -64.283,-36.617 d: 19884.1  

🇦🇷 Parera -64.502,-35.147 d: 19829.7  

🇦🇷 Bahía Blanca -62.266,-38.718 d: 19729.6  

🇦🇷 Olavarría -60.333,-36.9 d: 19771.9  

🇦🇷 Melincué -61.45,-33.65 d: 19701.5  

🇦🇷 Pergamino -60.575,-33.891 d: 19681.5  

🇦🇷 Río Cuarto -64.35,-33.133 d: 19649.4  

🇦🇷 Bell Ville -62.683,-32.633 d: 19617.7  

🇦🇷 Marcos Juárez -62.1,-32.7 d: 19618.6  

🇦🇷 Villa María -63.267,-32.583 d: 19611.4  

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