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Qingdao

[ching-dou] /ˈtʃɪŋˈdaʊ/
noun, Pinyin.
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Qingdao

/ˈtʃɪŋˈdaʊ/
noun
1.
a port in E China, in E Shandong province on Jiazhou Bay, developed as a naval base and fort in 1891. Shandong university (1926). Pop: 2 431 000 (2005 est)
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Encyclopedia Article for Qingdao

Ch'ing-tao

port city, eastern Shandong sheng (province), eastern China. It is located on the south coast of the Shandong Peninsula at the eastern entrance to Jiaozhou (Kiaochow) Bay, one of the best natural harbours in northern China. Although the bay sometimes freezes in severe winters, it is always open for large ships.

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