It covers an area of 8,227 sqare kilometers.
Area code: 0531
Postal code: 250000
It possesses the population of 5.49 million, including 2.54 million urban people.
Jinan is the capital and a sub-provincial city of Shandong province in China. It is recognized as the center for economy, politics, culture, commerce, education and transport for the whole province of Shandong.
Jinan is located in the north-western part of Shandong province at 36¡ã 40¡ä northern latitude and 116¡ã 57¡ä east of Greenwich. Because its location falls within the warm temperate continental monsoon climate zone, Jinan has four distinct seasons.
With a warm-temperate continental monsoon climate and clear-cut seasonal changes; The city is dry and rainless in spring, hot and rainy in summer, crisp in autumn and dry and cold in winter. The average annual temperature is 14.2¡ãC, and the annual rainfall is around 675 mm. January is the coldest and driest month, the monthly averages are -5.4¡ãC for the daily minimum temperature, 3.6¡ãC for the daily maximum temperature, and 6.6 mm for the rainfall. July is the warmest and wettest month, the corresponding numbers are 23.5¡ãC, 32.6¡ãC, and 190.9 mm
First, land resources. The whole city has land resources of 8,177 square kilometers, including hills of over 3,000 square kilometers. Square and plains of over 5,000 square kilometers. There're six varieties of soil.
Second, mineral resources. There are mainly coal, oil, natural gas, iron, and so on.
Third, water resources. There is a reserve volume of water resources of 1.59 billion cubic meters, with a recoverable volume of 1.47 billion cubic meters. Fourth, biological resources. The city has 149 families of plants, with 1,175 species and variations besides 211 kinds of terrestrial wild animals.
Jinan had 15 various kinds of art troupes, 163 art or culture centers, 8 museums, 14 archives, and 8 public libraries. Qingdao International Beer Festival is a large-scale state-level festive event for the people of the whole city.
Thanks to its long history, Jinan has been designated by the State Council 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." The city tree of Jinan is the willow, and the city flower is the lotus.
Jinan has a large number of cultural relics and historical sites, such as the cultural relics of the Shun Culture, including Mount Shungeng, the Shun Well, the Eying River and the Shun Temple; the part of the great wall built by the State of Qi (in the third century B.C), which was built before the famous Great Wall constructed in the Qin Dynasty; the Stone Shrine at the Guo Family Mausoleum (built during the Han Dynasty in the first century B.C) on Xiaotang Hill - the oldest surviving surface edifice in China; the Four-Door Pagoda at Liubu, dating from the Sui Dynasty (581-618) - the oldest stone pagoda in China; and the colored art sculptures of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) in the Lingyan Temple, known as the "foremost sculptures in China."