Looking eastward to the eponymous Rushan (breast-shaped hill)
Rushan in Weihai
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Municipal seat||Xiacun Village|
|• County-level city||1,668 km2 (644 sq mi)|
|• Urban||28.6 km2 (11.0 sq mi)|
|• Metro||28.6 km2 (11.0 sq mi)|
|• County-level city||582,482|
|• Density||350/km2 (900/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||9,800/km2 (25,000/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||9,800/km2 (25,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|GDP||RMB32.1 billion (2010)|
|GDP per capita||RMB56,026 (2010)|
|License Plate Prefix||鲁K|
|Administrative division code||371000|
|Literal meaning||Breast Mountain(s)|
Rushan is a county-level city in the prefecture-level city of Weihai, Shandong province, People's Republic of China. Located on the Shandong Peninsula, Rushan borders Yantai to the north and looks out to the Yellow Sea to the south.
It derives its name from a breast-shaped hill on the seashore.
Rushan City has a long history. The first county in Rushan City was founded in 206 B.C. and named "Yuli".
Geography and climate
Rushan has a mild, seasonal climate moderated by the Yellow Sea. August is the warmest month with a 24-hour average temperature of 23.5 °C (74.3 °F) and January the coldest with 24-hour average temperature of 0 °C (32 °F).
It is within 2 hours flight from major Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Large and medium-sized cities around it are Qingdao, Yantai and Weihai, all within one-hour-drive from Rushan. Qingdao-Weihai Expressway, State Highway 309 and Jinan-Weihai Railway run across Rushan.
Rushan has fulfilled 31.31 billion RMB Yuan of GDP (around 5 billion US dollars and about $9000 per capita) in 2010. The total fixed asset investment was 19.01 RMB Yuan and the local fiscal revenue reached 1.33 billion RMB Yuan. Rushan is thus ranked No. 55 among all the Chinese counties in terms of economic competitiveness.
With a coast of 185 kilometers long, Rushan is known for its varieties of shellfishes and rare fish species. The annual seafood production is more than 200 thousand tons. Rich in hilly land, Rushan becomes the principal fruit producing base in Jiaodong Peninsula. It is also abundant in gold and silver, producing over 5 tons of gold each year, which makes it the 5th biggest gold producing county/city in China and wins it the good reputation of “Gold Ridge and Silver Beach” in China.
Rushan has many scenic spots such as Silver Beach Resort and Da Rushan Coastal Resort (both are AAAA scenic spots at state level), Juyushan National Forest Park, Tangshang Hot Spring and Shengshui Palace (a Holy Land of Taoism).
Major elementary schools include: Rushan Number One Experimental Elementary School（乳山第一实验小学）, Huangshanlu Elementary School （黄山路小学）, and Rushan Number Two Experimental Elementary School （乳山第二实验小学）. Major middle schools include: Rushan Fuqian Middle School (乳山市府前中学）and Rushan Yiyuan Middle School (乳山市怡园中学）。 Major high schools include: Rushan Number One High School (乳山市第一中学）and Rushan Golden Mountain High School (乳山市金岭中学）。
- (in Chinese) Rushan Government Website
- English Propaganda Film "Happy Rushan, A Mecca for Mother Love" 
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