Qingdao, a prefecture-level city in Shandong Province, a city separately listed in the national plan, and a sub-provincial city, referred to as Qing, the old name "Jiaoao ", also known as" Qin Island "," Island City ". Qingdao is an important coastal central city, coastal open city, new first-tier city, economic center city, national historical and cultural city, is an international port city, coastal vacation tourism city, happy and livable city, known as "Oriental Switzerland ".
Qingdao is located on the southeast coast of Shandong Peninsula, east of Jiaodong Peninsula, near Huang Hai, across the sea from the Korean Peninsula, in the frontier zone of China-Japan-ROK Free Trade Zone; northeast adjacent to Yantai, west to Weifang, southwest to Rizhao; Qingdao a hub city with international seaport and regional hub.
Qingdao is the first batch of coastal open cities in China, China's coastal cities, national civilized cities, national health cities, national garden cities, national forest cities, and the most happy cities in China. Qingdao, as the world beer city and sailing capital of the world, is the leading city in the planning core area of the blue economic zone of Shandong Peninsula approved by the State Council. As of 2017, Qingdao has a total area of 11282 square kilometers, jurisdiction over 7 districts, escrow 3 county-level cities, there is a national new district (Qingxi New District), the total population of 9.204 million. GDP in Qingdao area reached 101.129 billion yuan in 2016, an increase of 7.9%, and per capita GDP reached 109407 yuan.
Qingdao has Taoist famous mountain Laoshan, trestle, May 4th Square, Badaguan, Qingdao Aofan Center and other famous scenic spots. Lao She, Wen Yiduo, Hong Shen, Shen Congwen and other celebrities have lectured in Qingdao; there are Shandong University (Qingdao), Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Qingdao campus, Ocean University of China, China University of Petroleum and other institutions.