[tsing-tou; Chinese ching-dou]
Older spelling. a seaport in E Shandong province, in E China.
Compare Jiaozhou.
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Qingdao, Tsingtao or Chingtao (ˈtʃɪŋˈdaʊ)
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)
Tsingtao, Tsingtao or Chingtao
Chingtao, Tsingtao or Chingtao

Tsingtao (ˈtsɪŋˈtaʊ)
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Qingdao

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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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