Jinan, formerly romanized as Tsinan, is the capital of Shandong province in Eastern China. The area of present-day Jinan has played an important role in the history of the region from the earliest beginnings of civilization and has evolved into a major national administrative, economic, and transportation hub. The city has held sub-provincial administrative status since 1994. Jinan is often referred to as the "Spring City" for its well-known 72 artesian springs inside urban area. Its population was 7,067,900 in 2014 with an urban population of 4,693,700.
Jinan is a city in Shandong, China.
Jinan may also refer to:
- Jinan dialect, dialect of the Mandarin language family, spoken in Jinan, Shandong, China
- Jinan Military Region, in the east of China, covering Shandong and Henan
- Jinan, Iran, a village in South Khorasan Province, Iran
- Jinan, Jeollabuk-do, county in North Jeolla Province, South Korea
- Jin'an District, Fuzhou , in Fuzhou, Fujian, China
- Jin'an District, Lu'an , in Lu'an, Anhui, China
- Jin'an Town , in Songpan, Sichuan, China
- Jinan or Jihnan, a former transliteration of Rinan (; Vietnamese: Nhat Nam), a former prefecture of the Han Chinese province of Jiaozhi in modern Vietnam
- Jinan 紀南, the ancient capital of Chu kingdom, presently at Jiangling County of Jingzhou, Hubei province ( :zh:楚纪南故城).