Jining is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Shandong province, People's Republic of China. It borders Heze to the southwest, Zaozhuang to the southeast, Tai'an to the northeast, and the provinces of Henan and Jiangsu to the northwest and south respectively. Jining, which is located right to the north of the Lake Nanyang, is today the northernmost city reachable by navigation on the Grand Canal of China. The prefecture-level city of Jining administers 12 county-level divisions, including 2 district, 3 county-level cities and 7 counties. Jining is situated in a coal mining area in the southwest of Shandong. Jining is an industrial city. Jining has a coal-fired power station, the Jining Power Plant. The city is served by Jining Airport.
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