Jimo District

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Location of Jimo within Qingdao
Location of Jimo within Qingdao
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Sub-provincial city Qingdao
Established October 30, 2017
 • District 1,780 km2 (690 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • District 113,180,000
 • Density 64,000/km2 (160,000/sq mi)
 • Metro 500,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 266200
Area code +86 (0532)
Website www.jimo.gov.cn

Jimo (Chinese: 即墨区[1]; pinyin: Jímò) (formerly 即墨市[2]) is a District of Qingdao, Shandong.


Jimo is located in the southwest of the Shandong Peninsula, bordered by the Yellow Sea on the east and Mount Lao on the south.


Jimo has a moderate monsoon climate. The yearly average temperature is about 12 °C (54 °F), and average annual precipitation is 708 millimetres (27.9 in).


Jimo was established in the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, at which time it was the second largest settlement in Shandong. The Siege of Jimo in 279 BC, otherwise unremarkable, is remembered for the ruse that ended it. Tian Dan was a general of the State of Qi who had just lost 70 cities to the Yan. When Jimo, their penultimate city, was under fire, he collected more than 1,000 oxen, tied sharp daggers to their ears, tied straw to their tails, and dressed them in colourful cloth to make them look like dragons. At dead of night the Qi set the tails alight and drove the oxen towards the enemy camp. The panicking enemy soldiers were wiped out, and the Qi regained all the lost cities.

The site of the old town of Jimo (Jimo Gucheng yizhi, 即墨 故城 遗址) is on the Shandong National Cultural Heritage list.


Aoshan Bay and Tian-Heng Island are its main tourism resources.

Official website[edit]

Coordinates: 36°23′N 120°28′E / 36.383°N 120.467°E / 36.383; 120.467


  1. ^ http://www.jimo.gov.cn/n3204/n3217/index.html 即墨区
  2. ^ "2016年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:青岛市" (in Simplified Chinese). 中华人民共和国国家统计局 National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2018. 370282000000 即墨市