Jinan, the political, cultural and economic capital of Shandong province, is situated in the northeast of China. With a massive total of 733 springs in and around the city, Jinan is also known as the “city of springs.” It is popular among tourists not only for its hot springs, but also for its long history and traditional Chinese culture.


Area: 8177.21 km2

Population: 6,950,000 

GDP: USD 76,907 million 


Minimum Wage: USD 2.08/ hour; USD 198.15/ month
Average Housing Price (Rent): USD 3.90/ month/m
Average Housing Price (Purchase): RMB 9,864/ m2 (USD 1576.27/m2) (2014)



TheJinan International Airport is 28 kilometers from the city centre and serves both internal and international flights. Since 2009, there have been international flights to Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong and Singapore.  


Jinan North Railway Station, Jinan Railway Station and Jinan West Station are the terminus of routes from Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao and Handan as well as from other cities in Shandong province. Jinan West Station serves as the hub for high speed journeys to and from Shanghai. Further, plans are in progress to build a railway line to connect with Zhengzhou.


Jinan is strategically placed between Beijing and Shanghai. Consequently, several major highways pass through the city including Qingdao to Yinchuan and to Lanzhou in the west as well as to Guangzhou in the south. Jinan is also home to one of the largest and busiest long distance bus stations in the country.


Plans are currently in place for the building of a potentially six line subway system. As of today, three lines have been confirmed and are under construction.

Investment in the city is rife in the textile, iron and steel and chemical industry. The mineral industry also thrives in Jinan with limestone, dolomite and clay being produced there. Granite from Jinan has been exported to more than 30 countries and regions throughout Asia and Europe. 

The city is also abundant in platinum, diamond and coal. With regards to agriculture, walnuts, jujubes, bell peppers, watermelon and white lotus root are all grown and harvested in Jinan.  

The city is home to Shandong University and by the end of 2013 Jinan had a total of 45 universities and colleges with over 600,000 students and staff. 

Jinan High-tech Industrial Development Zone

Set up in 1991, Jinan High-tech Industrial Development Zone was one of the first zones to be approved by the State Council in China. It covers an area of 150,000m2 and is divided into three areas: the central district, the export processing zone and the eastern new district which is managed by the municipal government.

Some of the key industries in the zone are the electronics industry with the Qilu software park and enterprises such as Panasonic, the food and drug industry and the mechanics industry.

The zone is strategically placed just 15 minutes away from the airport. 

Jinan Economic Development Zone

The Jinan Economic Development Zone was set up in June 1999 and covers an area of 30km2. From 2001, fixed asset investment reached 7180 million RMB. Main industries in the zone include mechanics, electronics and manufacturing and include a total of 153 enterprises.  

Jinan Lingang Economic Development Zone

Situated in the north east of the city, the Jinan Lingang Economic Development Zone was founded in 1993. It is home to Jinan International Airport.Chemical engineering, electronic communications, autoparts and mechanics are the main industries in the zone. 

  • Crowne Plaza, Jinan City Center
    No. 3 Tian Di Tan Road Lixia District Jinan 250011, China
  • Hyatt Regency, Jinan
    187 Jingsi Road Shizhong District Jinan, China
    Website: http://jinan.regency.hyatt.com
  • Sheraton Hotel Jinan
    No.8 Long'ao North Road Jinan 250098, China
  • Silver Plaza Quancheng Hotel
    No.2 Nanmen Street Lixia District Jinan 250011, China
  • Zhonghao Grand Hotel
    No 165 Jiefang Road Lixia District Jinan 250013, China
    Tel: (86) 0531-86968888
    Website: http://www.zhonghaograndhotel.com/


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