Qingdao - Wikipedia
. German and Japanese occupations. Planning and development of Qingdao . Administrative divisions. Industrial zones. Intercity rail. Transport public. Notable people. Films shot in Qingdao. Western Shinan district. Eastern Shinan district.
Qingdao, also known as Tsingtao in Chinese, Mandarin, or Tsingtao in Chinese, is a major city of eastern Shandong Province. In Chinese, the name of the city literally means \"greenish blue island\". It is located on China's Yellow Sea Coast and is a major nodal location of the One Belt, One Road Initiative (OBOR). This initiative connects Asia and Europe. It is the largest city in the province with the highest GDP. Qingdao is administered at the sub-provincial and county levels. Qingdao's built-up area (or metro), which includes the seven urban Districts Shinan, Shibei Huangdao Laoshan Licang Chengyang and Jimo was home to 7,172.451 people as of the 2020 census. It is located on the Shandong Peninsula, looking out at the Yellow Sea. It borders the prefecture-level cities Yantai (northeast), Weifang (west) and Rizhao (southwest).
Qingdao, a major port and naval base, is also a financial and commercial center. Electronic multinationals like Haier and Hisense call it home. The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge connects the main urban area in Qingdao to Huangdao, and straddles the Jiaozhou Bay maritime areas. The German occupation left behind a legacy of German occupation (1898-1914): the historic German-style architecture and the Tsingtao Brewery (the second largest Chinese brewery ).