🇨🇳 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 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).
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.
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.