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Qingdao
青岛
Sub-provincial ceety
青岛市
Clockwise frae tap left: A Stone biggin in Ba Da Guan, A hoose in the auld section o Qingdao, Qingdao TV Touer, Qingdao skyline an Zhan Qiao Pier, 4 Mey Square

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Location o Qingdao Ceety (yellae) in Shandong province
Qingdao is located in China
Qingdao
Qingdao
Location in Cheenae
Coordinates: 36°04′N 120°23′E / 36.067°N 120.383°E / 36.067; 120.383Coordinates: 36°04′N 120°23′E / 36.067°N 120.383°E / 36.067; 120.383
Kintra Fowkrepublic o Cheenae
Province Shandong
Municipal seat Shinan Destrict
Government
 • CPC Secretary Li Qun (李群)
 • Mayor Zhang Xinqi (张新起)
Area
 • Sub-provincial ceety 11,026 km2 (4,257 sq mi)
 • Land 11,026 km2 (4,257 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,411 km2 (545 sq mi)
 • Metro 3,138 km2 (1,212 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Sub-provincial ceety 8,715,100
 • Density 790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 3,718,800
 • Urban density 2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
Time zone Cheenae Staundart (UTC+8)
Postal code 266000
Area code(s) 532
GDP RMB¥ 730.21 billion (2012)
GDP per capita RMB¥ 65,827 (2010)
License Plate Prefix B & U
Coastline 862.64 km (536.02 mi)
(inclusive of offshore islands)
730.64 km (454.00 mi)
(exclusive of islands)
Major Naitionalities Han: 99.86%
Coonty-level diveesions 10
Website www.qingdao.gov.cn
Qingdao
Simplifee'd Cheenese 青岛
Traditional Cheenese 青島
Literal meanin lush island or green island

Qingdao (Cheenese: 青岛; pinyin: Aboot this soond Qīngdǎo ), historically kent as Tsingtao, is a major ceety in eastren Shandong provincee, Eastren Cheenae, wi a population o ower 8.715 million (2010 census). Its built up aurie, made o 6 urban destricts an 4 coonty-level ceeties, is home tae aboot 4,896,000 indwallers in 2010.

It borders Yantai tae the northeast, Weifang tae the wast an Rizhao tae the soothwast. Qīng () in Cheenese means "green" or "lush", while dǎo () means "island". Qingdao is admeenistered at the sub-provincial level.

Lyin across the Shandong Peninsulae while leukin oot tae the Yellae Sea, Qingdao is a major seaport, naval base, an industrial centre. It is also the steid o the Tsingtao Brewery. The warld's langest sea bridge, the Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, airts the main urban aurie o Qingdao wi Huangdao destrict, straddlin the Jiaozhou Bay sea auries.[1] Qingdao is named Cheenae's maist livable ceety.[2][3][4][5]

Geografie an climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Qingdao
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. an min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation tots in mm
Source: Hong Kong Observatory[6]

Qingdao is locatit on the sooth facin coast o the Shandong Peninsulae. It borders three prefectur-level ceeties, namely Yantai tae the northeast, Weifang tae the wast, an Rizhao tae the soothwast. The ceety's tot jurisdiction aurie occupies 10,654 square kilometres (4,114 sq mi), an stretches in latitude frae 35° 35' tae 37° 09' N an in longitude frae 119° 30' tae 121° 00' E. The populatit sections o the ceety are relatively flat while muntains spur up within ceety leemits an nearby. The heichest elevation in the ceety is 1,133 metres (3,717 ft) above sea level. 15.5% o the tot aurie is heichland, while the fithill, plain an laichland auries constitute 25.1%, 37.8% an 21.7%. The ceety haes a 730.64 kilometres (454.00 mi) coastline. Five significant rivers that flow for mair than 50 kilometres (31 mi) can be foond in the region.

Qingdao haes a temperate, fower-saison, monsoon-influenced[7] climate that lies in the transeetion atween the humid subtropical (Köppen Cwa) an humid continental (Köppen Dwa) regimes, but favourin the umwhile. Winter is cool tae cauld an windy, but generally dry, wi a Januar average o −0.5 °C (31.1 °F). Simmer is generally het an humid, but very het days are rare, wi an August average o 25.3 °C (77.5 °F). Due tae its proximity tae the coast an bein on a peninsulae, it experiences an ane-month delayed ware compared tae maist inland auries o Cheenae,[7] an the annual diurnal temperatur variation is only 6.3 °C (11.3 °F). Conversely, autumn is milder than inland auries in Shandong. The watter temperature peaks at aboot 25 °C (77 °F) in late August, wi swimmin possible twa months on either side. The annual mean temperature is 12.6 °C (54.7 °F).

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Qingdao is twinned wi:

Friendly co-operative ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Qingdao is a friendly co-operative ceety o the following ceeties aroond the warld.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. A bridge too far? China unveils world's longest sea bridge which is five miles FURTHER than the Dover-Calais crossing | Mail Online. Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved on 2011-08-28.
  2. "List of 10 Most Livable Cities in China Issued". 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  3. 蔺丽瑶 (2011-07-27). "Top 10 livable cities in China 2011". China.org.cn. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
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  6. 6.0 6.1 "Climatological Normals of Qingdao". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "自然地理" [Geography] (in Simplified Chinese). Qingdao: Shinan District Information Office. 
  8. "青岛城市介绍" (in Simplified Chinese). Weather.com.cn. June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
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