City Profile

Date: 2015-12-24, Source: Bureau of Commerce of Qingdao City, Total Visits :

Geographic Location

Qingdao, on the west shore of the Pacific and the coast of the Yellow Sea, lies in the south of Shandong Peninsula (at 35.35’N-37.09’N and 119.30’E-121.00’E). It faces the Republic of Korea and Japan across the sea in the east.

Administrative Division

Qingdao currently has six districts including Shinan, Shibei, Licang, Laoshan, Huangdao and Chengyang, and four county-level cities of Jimo, Jiaozhou, Pingdu and Laixi.

Total Area

Qingdao has a total land area of 11,282 square kilometers, and a maritime area of 12,200 square kilometers, including 1471 square kilometers of urban area.

Total Population

Qingdao has a total permanent resident population of 9 million and 46 thousand, including a permanent urban resident population of 4 million and 875.9 thousand.

Natural Environment

A coastal and hilly city, Qingdao has twisted coastline dotted with capes and bays. Jiaolai Plain lies in the middle of the city, with Laoshan standing on its east, Dazhushan, Xiaozhushan and Tiejueshan on its west, and Dazeshan on its north. There are three waters, and Dazeshan on its north. There are three water systems including Dagu River, North Jiaolai River and coastal rivers. The city is embraced by three bay clusters including Jiaozhou Bay, Aoshan Bay and Lingshan Bay, with the coastline measuring 863 kilometers long, which covers one-fourth of the total coastline of Shandong Province. Qingdao has 49 bays and 69 islands. Qingdao is also the national leveling origin of 0 meter above sea level.


Qingdao has a temperate monsoon climate with distinctive characteristics of marine climate. The city is endowed with neither very hot summer nor cold winter. The average annual rainfall is 580.8mm, with the average temperature in summer is 24℃ and up 0℃ in winter.

City Tree and Flowers

The city tree of Qingdao is cedar, and the city flowers are honeysuckle and rosa chinensis.

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