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Qingdao Travel Guide

Qingdao City, Qingdao Travel GuideQingdao is a beautiful coastal city that lies at the southern tip of Shandong Peninsula. Located in Jiaozhou Bay facing the Yellow Sea, Qingdao is a well-known holiday resort in China. Today it is one of China's most important economic cities and is the nation's fourth largest port. It is one of the nation's most important textile industry centers and an important industrial base, concentrating on diesel locomotives, chemical products, machinery and electrical appliances. With its wealth of natural and human resources, its year-round schedule of tourist festivals and events, Qingdao has become an ideal tourist destination for natives and foreigners.

Geographic Features

Qingdao has a total area of 10,654 square kilometers and is bound on the southeast by the Yellow Sea. It's physically higher in the east and lower in the west with half of the region covered with mountains. Qingdao enjoys a temperate monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 12.2Co and rainfall of 775.6 mm.

People

Qingdao has a population of 7.15 millions with 2.41 millions in urban area. The main inhabitants are Han nationality. There are 32 minority nationalities, the main ones include the Manchurians, Korean, Zhuang and Muslims, which make up 0.44 % of the total population. The main religion here is Buddhism and Taoism.

History

Before troops were garrisoned there by the imperial court of Qing in 1891, Qingdao had been a small fishing village. It became a German concession in 1897, and was then occupied by Japan in 1914.The city reverted to Chinese rule in 1922, but was reoccupied by Japan again during the Second World War.

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