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The Municipality of Tai'an consists of two districts, Taishan District and Daiyue District.
Tai'an lies in the northern temperate zone and has a continental, semi-humid monsoon climate. The average annual temperatures are -2.6°C (minimum, in January), 12.9°C (average), and 26.4°C (maximum, in July). The average annual precipitation is 697 millimeter.
In the neolithic, the area of present day Tai'an was home to the Dawenkou Culture . During the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, the region belonged to the states of Qi and Lu. The site of major historical and cultural significance in the area is Mount Tai.
Tai'an (Taishan Station) is located on the Jing-Hu Railway Line, which connects Beijing to Shanghai, as well as on the Jing-Hu Expressway and on the Tai-Lai Expressway (west-east from Tai'an to Laiwu ). The nearest major airport is Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport, about 120 kilometers to the north.
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