About Qingdao

Great City, Great Location , Great People.

Qingdao is located in the south of Shandong Peninsula (120' 22'E, 36' 4'N), with the Yellow Sea to the east and south, and the mainland to the west and, north. Qingdao covers an area of 10,654 SCl km. Lying in the temperate semi-humid continental d/mate zone, it is a well-known summer resort. The average summer and winter temperatures are 25' C and 1.3' C respectively.

Administrative Division
The 7 districts of Shinan, Shibei, Sifang, Licang, Chengyang, Huangdao, and Laoshan,and the 5 county-level cities of Jiaozhou, Jiaonan, Jimo, Pingdu, and Laixi, with a total population of 7. 1049 million come under the jurisdiction of Qingdao.

Main ResourcesProduct Resources
The area has a total of 870 km of coastline and 375 scl km of shallows. The main marine products include salt, shrimp, sea cucumber, abalone, scallops and seaweed. Natural resources such as gold, graphite, bentonite, marble, granite, diamonds, magnesite, mineral oil, coal, and iron are abundant. The distributing area of hotspring reaches more than 10 hectares.

Tourism Resources
Shilaoren National Holiday Resort, Mount Lao State-level Scenic Area, and Mashan State-level Natural Reserve are located here. The Seaside Scenic Area has beautiful scenery and a variety of well-preserved classical European style structures. The seaside Suplpture Garden and Sculpture Street in the eastern part of the city are now established tourist attractions. There are 2 golf courses and 39 hotels rated above three-stars which accommodated 15.5144 million visitors in 2001.

Scientific and Technical Personnel
Qingdao is a famous marine science and technology city, boasting 590,000 scientific and technical personnel. There are 24 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering working here. The city has advantages in the IT industry, new material technology, biological technology, and agricultural science. There are 58 independent research institutions, 34 national key laboratories, 54 college or university-run research institutes, 80 municipal-level enterprise technological centeres, 234 enterprise-run research institutes and 425 hi-tech enterprises located in this area.

09 08,2010

8th CITEXPO 2010,Ch

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