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Full nameJinan
Official name济南市
Native name济南
Settlement typeSub-provincial city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
County-level divisions10
Township divisions146
MayorZhang Jianguo (张建国)
Total Area3156.3 sq mi (8177 km2)
Metro Area1257.2 sq mi (3257 km2)
Elevation75.5 ft (23 m)
Total Population6814000 (2010 census provisional)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)3245000
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard Time (UTC+8)
Postal code250000
Area code531
License plate prefixes A
GDP (2009)CNY 335.1 billion
- per capitaCNY 49391

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Jinan ( ; -cmnt͡ɕi˧˩nan˧˥;) is the capital of Shandong province in Eastern China. The area of present-day Jinan has played an important role in the history of the region from the earliest beginnings of civilisation and has evolved into a major national administrative, economic, and transportation hub. The city, which holds sub-provincial administrative status, is located in north-western Shandong about 400 km (248.5 mi) south of the national capital of Beijing, it borders Liaocheng to the southwest, Dezhou to the northwest, Binzhou to the northeast, Zibo to the east, Laiwu to the southeast, and Tai'an to the south.

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