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Qinhuangdao
秦皇岛市
Chinwangtao
Prefecture-level city
City of Qinhuangdao
City of Qinhuangdao
Nickname(s): Backyard garden of Beijing and Tianjin (京津后花园)
Location of Qinhuangdao City jurisdiction in Hebei
Location of Qinhuangdao City jurisdiction in Hebei
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hebei
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 7,791.57 km2 (3,008.34 sq mi)
 • Urban 506.7 km2 (195.6 sq mi)
 • Metro 506.7 km2 (195.6 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Prefecture-level city 2,897,605
 • Density 371.88975/km2 (963.1900/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,029,670
 • Urban density 2,032.11/km2 (5,263.1/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,029,670
 • Metro density 2,032.11/km2 (5,263.1/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 066000
Area code(s) (0)335
ISO 3166 code CN-HE-03
Licence Plate Prefix 冀C
Website http://www.qhd.gov.cn/
Qinhuangdao
QHD name.svg
"Qinhuangdao", as written in Chinese
Simplified Chinese 秦皇岛
Traditional Chinese 秦皇島
Postal Map Chinwangtao
Literal meaning Qin Shi Huang Island

Qinhuangdao (秦皇岛) is a city in the north of China. The name in Chinese means "island of the Qin Emperor" or "Emperor Qin's island", since it was where Emperor Qin Shi Huang sent men to search for immortals, or living beings who cannot die or grow old, across the sea. It is in Hebei Province. It is about 300 kilometres (190 mi) east of Beijing, on the Bohai Sea. The city had 2,987,605 people as of 2010. Qinhuangdao is one of fourteen coastal open cities, which are important foreign trade ports in north China. It was approved as a national grade tourist city by the State Council. Famous scenic spots include Shanhaiguan and Beidaihe. Qinhuangdao City is a state-level economic and technological development zone of Qinhuangdao.

Geography

Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province, it is in the northeast in China , north latitude 39 ° 24 '~ 40 ° 37', longitude 118 ° 33 '~ 119 ° 51'.  Qinhuangdao's climate is a humid, temperate, monsoon climate, influenced by the ocean.

Transportation

HXD20045 Qinhuangdao Railway Station 20090810
This is the train in Qinhuangdao.

Qinhuangdao's train station serves the Beijing-Harbin Railway, Daqin Railway and Tsuyama railway. China's first express passenger line between Qinhuangdao and Shenyang Passenger starts here. The line became the official carrier on October 12, 2013.

Qinhuangdao Shanhaiguan Airport has flights from Shijiazhuang, Wuhan and Shanghai.

Qinhuangdao's Port is one of China's bigger energy output ports. It is one of the major ports where China's Shanxi Coal can go to other countries. It is a natural, ice-free harbor.

Industry

The very important industries are glass, ship making, Metallurgy (making gold), and auto parts.

Education

Yanshan University and the Hebei Institute of International Business and Economics (HIIBE) is in Qinhuangdao.

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