China lies in
the southeast of Shandong province. It is one of the largest
industrial centers, and port cities in China. It has an area of
10,654 square km, and a population of 6.73 million. The city is open
to tourism and trade.
Qingdao City is bounded on the southeast by the Yellow Sea. About half
of the area are mountains and hills, the rest is fertile plains. It
has a temperate maritime climate with an annual average temperature
of 12℃, and about 209 frost-free days. Annual rainfall averages 222
The main mineral deposits of Qingdao are graphite, gold, granite,
turquoise, and crystal. It is also rich in sea resources, including
fish, and salt. The chief farm products are wheat, peanuts, and
Qingdao is one of the most important textile industry centers in
China, and also a large industrial producer, concentrating on diesel
locomotives, chemical products, rubber, electric appliances,
machinery, and handcraft. The Qingdao Economic and Technical
Development Zone has already been established.
Qingdao China has some first-class harbors with international
transportation links. Ocean-going ships of up to 10,000 tons can
load and unload at these harbors. The Huangdao wharf is a large oil
wharf that can be used by oil tankers of 200,000 tons. The rail,
road and air transportation facilities are also perfect.
China Qingdao is a seaside city with beautiful beaches and mountains.
Laoshan, a mountain area covering some 400 square km, is a
well-known scenic area. The hot spring in Jimoui, the Mausoleum of
500 Martyrs in Tianheng, the Nanlan Relic in Laixi, and the Gucheng
Relic are the region's premier tourist attractions. The special
local-made products include beer, wine, embroidery, and shell