Zhangqiu

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Zhangqiu
章丘市
County-level city
Zhangqiu 1.jpg
Country China
Province Shandong
Prefecture-level city Jinan
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Zhangqiu (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhāngqīu) is a county-level city under the administration of Jinan, the capital of China's Shandong Province.T he city has an area of 1855 square kilometers, 20 towns, 908 villages and the population was 1,064,200 at the 2010 census even though its built-up (or metro) area is much smaller. With a GDP of 32 billion RMB in 2008, Zhangqiu is ranked 30 among China's 100 Most Competitive Counties in 2007.

History[edit]

Originally called Zhangqiu County with Mingshui (明水) as its capital, Zhangqiu City was established in August 1992. Located in central Shandong province, Zhangqiu is 50 kilometers to the east of Jinan, the capital of Shandong province. It is 120 kilometers north from Mount Tai and the Yellow River is the north border of Zhangqiu. Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport is situated at Yaoqiang Village of Zhangqiu. T

Zhangqiu is the hometown of the famous poet Li Qingzhao in the Song Dynasty, and home to Longshan Culture that existed around 2900~2100 BC. Longshan Culture is known for its black ceramics and the earliest features to late characterize the Shang civilization, scapulimancy and hangtu construction (see Chengziya Archaeological Site).

Zhangqiu is known for its springs and beautiful scenery outside the crowded city of Jinan. The East Jingshi Road and several Province Highways connect Mingshui and Jinan.

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Coordinates: 36°45′29.99″N 117°29′29.00″E / 36.7583306°N 117.4913889°E / 36.7583306; 117.4913889