Place of origin for Chinese civilization

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Name: Tai'an

Population: 5,472,217 (2020)

Area: 7,762 square kilometers

Location: Tai'an lies in the central part of East China's Shandong province, the southern foothills of Mount Tai.


Tai'an is blessed with unsurpassed tourist resources and has traditional advantage in mechanical and electrical products, textile, chemical industry, building materials, coal, electricity and food industry. In 2018, Tai'an recorded GDP of 365.15 billion yuan ($52.92 billion), a year-on-year increase of 5.7 percent. Tourism continued to be a pillar of the local economy. The number of domestic and foreign visitors to the city in 2018 rose by 10 percent, while the tourism consumption increased year-on-year by 13.4 percent.

There were 57 high-tech enterprises founded in Tai'an in 2018. The output value by the city's high-tech enterprises above designated size in 2018 increased by 8.51 percent year-on-year and accounted for 36.89 percent of the overall output value created by industrial enterprises above designated size.

The total volume of imports and exports stood at 16.08 billion yuan, of which 12.76 billion yuan was for exports, a year-on-year increase of 8.1 percent.

Administrative divisions

Tai'an, Shandong province governs two county-level cities - Xintai and Feicheng, two counties - Ningyang county and Dongping county, and two districts - Taishan district and Daiyue district.

Sister cities


International Sister Cities Date Signed
Hashimoto City, Japan May 13, 1987
Taean, South Korea April 23, 1997
Swabia, Bavaria, Germany Oct 30, 1998
Macarthur, Australia  March 11, 1999
Turin, Italy April 12, 2002
Corfu Town, Greece Nov 16, 2006
Francistown, Botswana July 10, 2008


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