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This is Qingdao
Qingdao, “Qing” for short, is a city in eastern Shandong Province on the east coast of China. It is a city specifically designated in the state plan, a megacity, a sub-provincial city, the economic center of Shandong Province, a coastal important central city of China, a coastal city for resort and tourism, an international port city, an important pilot zone for development of modern marine industry of China, an international shipping hub of Northeast Asia, a marine sports base, a main hub in the economic corridor of New Eurasian Land Bridge of “the Belt and Road” and a pivot of marine cooperation strategy. Qingdao is located on the southeast coast of Shandong Peninsula, in the east of Jiaodong Peninsula and in the frontal zone of China-Japan-South Korea free trade area. It borders on Yellow Sea, facing Korean Peninsula across the sea, adjacent to Yantai in the northeast, connected to Weifang in the west and neighboring Rizhao in the southwest. It has a total area of 11,282 km2, administering 7 districts and managing 3 county-level cities. In 2017, its total number of permanent residents was 9,290,500 and its total regional GDP was RMB 1,103,728,000,000 Yuan.
      Qingdao was called Jiao'ao in the past. In 1891, the Qing Government decided to establish a garrison in Jiao'ao, which marked the beginning of Qingdao as an administrative division in China. The next year, Zhang Gaoy...
  Geological Landforms   Qingdao is a costal and hilly city, its terrain descends from east to west, uplifts along south and north and sinks in the middle.The mountain area accounts for approximately 15.5% of the city’s total area ...
  Qingdao is located in the southern part of Shandong Peninsula, at 119°30′~121°00′ east longitude and 35°35′~37°09′ north latitude, bordering the Yellow Sea in the east and in the south, adjacent to Yantai in the northeast,...
  By the end of 2012, the grain planting area of Qingdao was 540,800 hectares reduced by 0.9% year on year; the forest coverage is 38.6% increased by 0.8%; the area of coastal beach is about 375 km2 and the sea area within 30m isobath...
  Qingdao is an important economic center on the eastern coast of China. The economic aggregate of Shandong Peninsula Economic Area, which includes Qingdao and other seven cities of Shandong Province, is as high as RMB 2,600 billion Y...
  (1)Road transport     By 2013, the total traffic mileage on highways of Qingdao has exceeded 16,000 km, making for a highway density of up to 146 km per 100 km2. With 1,100 km of first-class highways and 728 km of expressways in...
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