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Jinan
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Jinan is the capital of Shandong Province on the East Coast of China. Jinan has jurisdiction over five districts: Lixia, Licheng, Huaiyin, Tianqiao and Shizhong, four counties: Changqing, Pingyin, Shanghe, Jiyang and Zhangqiu City. 
 
It covers an area of 3,176 square miles with a population of 5.49 million. Jinan is located in the western part of Shandong Province. Jinan is also the juncture of the Beijing-Shanghai and Qingdao-Jinan railways. Mount Tai is located at its south and the Yellow River at its north. Jinan has a continental monsoon climate and clear-cut seasonal change. Jinan has an average annual temperature of 57 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to its long history, the State Council designated Jinan as a famous historical and cultural city. As Jinan boasts a number of natural springs amid picturesque scenery, it is known as the "City of Springs." Most of the trees in Jinan are willows and a majority of the flowers are lotuses.

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