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Jinan neighbors Mount Tai to the south and the Yellow River in the north. The terrain of Jinan slopes down from south to north. There are two major water systems in Jinan-- the Yellow River and the Xiaoqing River. Daming Lake and Baiyun Lake are the major lakes.

Located on the east coast of China, Jinan is the capital city and the political, economic, cultural, scientific and technological, educational and financial center of Shandong Province. It is also a city at the vice—provincial level and a foreign-oriented city approved by the country. Jinan covers an area of 8,177 square kilometers with 3,257 square kilometers of urban area.

Jinan municipality governs 6 districts which are Lixia, Shizhong, Huaiyin, Tianqiao, Licheng, and Changqing, 3 counties which are Pingyin, Jiyang, and Shanghe, and Zhangqiu City.

Jinan has a long history. As a culturally famous city approved by the State Council, Jinan is glorified as the "Spring City" for its numerous springs.

The city tree is willow and the city flower is lotus.
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