- Qingdao Chinese Cities with Over a Million Population
183. Qingdao, Shandong - 8,715,100

Qingdao also known in the West by its postal map spelling Tsingtao, is a major city with a population of over 8.715 million (2010 census) in eastern Shandong Province, Eastern China. Its built up area, made of 7 urban districts plus Jimo city, is home to about 4,346,000 inhabitants in 2010. It borders Yantai to the northeast, Weifang to the west and Rizhao to the southwest. The character (qing) in Chinese means "green" or "lush," while the character (dao) means "island." Qingdao is administered at the sub-provincial level.

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