Jining is a metropolitan area in China
Inhabitants: 1,000,000 (World Rank 468)
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Jining (simplified Chinese: 济宁; pinyin: Jǐníng) 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. Today it is the northernmost city reachable by navigation on the Grand Canal of China.