| The city has five
urban districts and seven county-level cities under its jurisdiction with
an area of 10654 square kilometers and a population of 6.95 million. The
annual average temperature is 12.2℃.
is one of the most important open coastal cities and one of the independent
cities with state planning and budgeting powers and one of the firstly
awarded Excellent Tourist Cities of China. It has provincial power in
economic management. Its major industries include trade, light industry,
tourism and oceanography research.
of the city consists in its architecture and an attractive urban landscape.
With its wealth of natural and human resources, its year-round schedule
of tourist festivals and events, coupled with many tourist facilities
and an extensive transportation network, Qingdao has become an ideal
tourist destination both at home and abroad.