Shibei (Chinese: 市北; pinyin: Shìběi; literally "north city") is a district (区) of Qingdao, People's Republic of China. As of 2010 , it has an area of 63.18 square kilometres (24.39 sq mi) and around 1,027,000 inhabitants. In December 2012 neighbouring Sifang District was merged into Shibei.
 Administrative divisions
Shibei District is divided into 23 subdistricts, the latter 7 of which were ceded from Sifang District:
Shibei is home to part of the Qingdao Port, one of China’s major trade ports and the seventh busiest in the world, with wharves for ore, crude oil, and coal. It operates more than 125 international sea routes to more than 450 ports in more than 130 countries and regions around the world. In 2009, the port handled 317 million tons of cargo, with 222 million tons from foreign trade and 10.28 million standard containers, making it the world’s seventh largest port (ninth in foreign cargo).
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