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Laoshan District

Laoshan District Government
Laoshan District Government
Laoshan is located in Shandong
Location in Shandong
Laoshan is located in Qingdao
Location of the city hall in Qingdao
Coordinates (Laoshan City Hall):
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Sub-provincial city Qingdao
 • Mayor Yang Pengming (杨鹏鸣)
 • Total 858.2 km2 (331.4 sq mi)
 • Total 379,500
Time zone China standard time (UTC+8)
Postal code 266061

Laoshan District (simplified Chinese: 崂山区; traditional Chinese: 嶗山區; pinyin: Láoshān Qū) is an urban district (区) of Qingdao, Shandong. It has an area of 858 square kilometres (212,000 acres; 331 sq mi) and had approximately 379,500 inhabitants as of 2010. It is home to Mount Lao, which gave the district its name.


Laoshan District is located in the south of the Shandong Peninsula, facing the Yellow Sea in the east and south. It covers 858 km2 (331 sq mi) with 103.7 km2 (40.0 sq mi) of coastline. The mountain ranges of Laoshan cover most of the eastern part of the district.

The district belongs to north temperature zone, with a monsoon-influenced temperate climate. There is neither intense heat in summer nor severe cold in winter. Most of the district is highland with the average altitude of 55m and surface water of 3m. There is abundant high quality ground water. In fact, Laoshan mineral water is renowned and sold China-wide. Natural resources are abundant, with granite being the prevalent mineral in the area.


Laoshan District is home to several Hi-tech industries, tourism and a large service-based industry. In terms of Hi-Tech, the focus is laid on IT, Software, Marine Biological Pharmacy and new materials. Emphasis has been put on sustainable development and green technology, taking advantage of the still-intact mountain forests and the seaside. The Qingdao International Convention And Exhibition Center (QICC) with an area of 250,000 m2 is currently remains the largest venue for exhibition and convention purposes in Shandong province. It was put into use in April, 2001 and ever since has marked a rapid development phase of Qingdao exhibition and convention economy.


Tourism is also essential to the district, with a wide variety of recreational, ecological, seaside sight-seeing tourism facilities including the Polar Ocean World and Shilaoren Sightseeing Garden. The district is home to several well-known festivals, including the Qingdao International Beer Festival, Laoshan Tea Festival and Laoshan Tourism Culture Festival, all of which attract visitor from China as well as abroad. The main tourist attraction within the district is Mount Lao itself, which is a 5A tourist destination.[1] with about 176,000 tourists visiting during the 2012 Golden Week.[2] Other tourist destinations include the Qingdao Museum (青岛市博物馆), Haier Museum (海尔博物馆), Qingdao Grand Theatre (青岛大剧院) and the Beach at Old Stone Man (石老人海水浴场).


Laoshan District is home to over 65 schools and institutions of higher education. It is host to three major universities, most notably the main campus of both the Ocean University of China and the Qingdao University of Science and Technology, as well as a branch campus of Qingdao University.

Notable secondary and international schools include Qingdao No.2 Middle School, Qingdao Amerasia International School,[3] Overseas Chinese School, International School of Qingdao,[4] and Qingdao Senior Vocational School.


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  3. ^ "Contact Us." Qingdao Amerasia International School. Retrieved on October 1, 2015. "68 Shandongtou Lu, Laoshan District Qingdao, China 266061 崂山区山东头路68号 (青医附院东院后面,国信体育场南门向南二三百米处)"
  4. ^ "Contact." International School of Qingdao. Retrieved on October 1, 2015. "Baishan Campus Dongjiang, Shazikou, Laoshan District Qingdao, Shandong Province China 266102" and "青岛MTI国际学校 中国 山东省 青岛市 崂山区 沙子口东姜 白珊校园内 266102"

External links

  • People's Government of Laoshan District, Qingdao City website.
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