Jining is in the south of the Shandong Province. It is the 48th most competitive city in China, as certified by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, in 2016. An industrial town, it has an abundance of coal, electrical power, and freshwater resources. It is home to the Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion of Qufu. Both of these are UNESCO World Heritage. This city also stands as the northernmost city of China and qualifies as an important inland port.