Congress Report
Photo: China National Tourism Administration Tokyo Office
Shandong Province

Head of Provincial Government

Mr. Gong Zheng, Governor
Assumed the governorship in May, 2017


Location

Area

157,100 km2

Population

100 million 47 thousand (as of December 2018)
2nd most populated province in China

GDP

CNY 7.65 trillion (2018)

Capital

Jinan City

Geographic features

Shandong province is located on the east coast of China and in the lower reaches of the Yellow River. It faces inland area to the west and borders on Hebei, Henan, Anhui, and Jiangsu provinces. The altitude of the central region is higher and the highest peak in Shandong is Mount Taishan. Shandong Peninsula in the eastern region extends deep into the Yellow Sea.  The province faces the Korean Peninsula and the southern Japanese archipelago across the ocean.

Main industries

Energy, chemical industry, metallurgy, building materials, machinery, electronics, textile and foodstuff

Number of visitors

4,61million (2015) (the number of overseas tourists)

Administrative divisions

Shandong Province --- 16 municipalities, 137 counties

Official website

http://www.shandong.gov.cn/


Sources: Official website of People’s Government of Shandong Province; Official website of Shandong Statistic Bureau; Official website of Shandong Tourism Bureau; Activity Report on the Shandong Provincial Government (2016)

(As of July, 2019)