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Shandong (山东) (formerly transliterated as Shan-tung) is a coastal province of eastern China. Located in the lower reaches of the Huang He (Yellow River), it borders on the Bo Hai and the Yellow Sea.

山东省
Province Abbreviation(s): 鲁 (Lu)
Capital Jinan
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 19th
156,700 km²
xx%
Population
 - Total (end of 2001)
 - Density
Ranked 2nd
90,410,000
591/km²
Administration Type Province

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History

Shandong became a province during the Ming dynasty.

Geography

Neighboring provinces: Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, and Hebei.

Shandong is located in the lower reaches of the Huang He (Yellow River). It borders on the Bohai Gulf and the Yellow Sea. Coastline: 3,000 km.

The Grand Canal of China flows through Shandong.

Major cities:

Jinan
Qingdao
Zibo[?]

Economy

Shandong ranks first among the provinces in the production of a variety of products, including cotton and wheat as well as precious metals such as gold and diamonds.

Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Miscellaneous topics

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