Tsingtao

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Tsingtao (Wikipedia)
Qingdao
青岛市
Sub-provincial city
Clockwise from top left: Qingdao skyline, St. Michael's Cathedral, Qingdao harbour by night, a temple at the base of Mount Lao, and May Fourth Square
Clockwise from top left: Qingdao skyline, St. Michael's Cathedral, Qingdao harbour by night, a temple at the base of Mount Lao, and May Fourth Square
Official logo of Qingdao
Logo
Location of Qingdao City (red) in China's eastern coast
Location of Qingdao City (red) in China's eastern coast
Qingdao is located in Qingdao
Qingdao
Qingdao
Location of the municipal government in Qingdao
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
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Municipal seat Shinan District
Government
 • CPC Secretary Zhang Jiangting
 • Mayor Meng Fanli (孟凡利)
Area
 • Sub-provincial city 11,067 km2 (4,273 sq mi)
 • Land 11,067 km2 (4,273 sq mi)
 • Urban 3,239 km2 (1,251 sq mi)
 • Metro 5,019 km2 (1,938 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Sub-provincial city 9,046,200
 • Density 820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • Urban 6,188,100
 • Urban density 1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 266000
Area code(s) 0532
GDP ¥ 1,001.12 billion (2016)
GDP per capita ¥ 102,519 (2015)
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 Nationalities Han: 99.86%
County-level divisions 10
Website www.qingdao.gov.cn
Qingdao
Qingdao (Chinese characters).svg
"Qingdao" in Simplified (top) and Traditional (bottom) Chinese characters
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 青岛
Traditional Chinese 青島
Postal Tsingtao
Tsingtau (1898–1922)
Literal meaning "Greenish-blue island"
German name
German Tsingtau

Qingdao ([tɕʰíŋtàu]; Chinese: 青岛; also spelled Tsingtao) is a city in eastern Shandong Province on the east coast of China. It is the largest city in its province. Administered at the sub-provincial level, Qingdao has jurisdiction over six districts and four county-level cities. As of 2014 Qingdao had a population of 9,046,200 with an urban population of 6,188,100. Lying across the Shandong Peninsula and looking out to the Yellow Sea, it borders Yantai to the northeast, Weifang to the west and Rizhao to the southwest. Qīng () in Chinese means "cyan" or "greenish-blue", while dǎo () means "island".

Qingdao is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre. The world's longest sea bridge, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, links the main urban area of Qingdao with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas. It is also the site of the Tsingtao Brewery, the second largest brewery in China.

In 2017, Qingdao ranks 38th in the Global Financial Centres Index published by the Z/Yen Group and Qatar Financial Centre Authority, the other Chinese cities on the list being Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing and Dalian. In 2007, Qingdao was named as among China's top ten cities by the Chinese Cities Brand Value Report, which was released at the 2007 Beijing Summit of China Cities Forum. In 2009, Qingdao was named China's most livable city by the Chinese Institute of City Competitiveness.

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