A city known as the cradle of China's fairy culture

Updated: May 16, 2019 chinadaily.com.cn Print

Population: 7,121,800 (2018) 

Area: 13,700 square kilometers

Location: Eastern part of the Chinese mainland and northeast of Shandong province

Economy

Included in China's first batch of designated coastal cities with an open economy, Yantai is expected to become an important strategic link in China's Belt and Road Initiative. In recent years, it has made remarkable economic progress. In 2018, the city's GDP roughly reached 790 billion yuan ($114.4 billion) with a year-on-year increase of around 6.5 percent. Its general public budget revenue grew by 6 percent to 63.66 billion yuan.

Yantai is the cradle of national industries. Changyu wine, Polaris watches and Tri-circle locks are renowned not just in China but all across the globe.

Many of the world's top 500 corporations have investment projects in Yantai, which has helped the city's imports and exports reach $50 billion per year. The coastal city ranks 24th in the list of China's top 100 foreign trade cities. The city introduced 105 million yuan of foreign investment in 2018. Its import and export value reached 308 billion yuan.

Administrative divisions

Yantai city governs seven county-level cities - Longkou, Laiyang, Laizhou, Penglai, Zhaoyuan, Qixia and Haiyang, one county - Changdao county, and four districts - Zhifu, Fushan, Muping and Laishan.

Sister cities

International 

Sister Cities

Date Signed

International

Sister Cities

Date Signed

International

Sister Cities

Date Signed
San Diego, US July 25, 1985 Beppu, Japan July 26, 1985

Tauranga,

New Zealand

Sept 18, 1986
Miyako, Japan Oct 26, 1993

Vladivostok,

Russia

July 29, 1994

Gunsan,

South Korea

Nov 4, 1994

Phuket, 

Thailand

Nov 3, 1997 Angus, UK Jan 27, 1999

Wonju,

South Korea

Oct 24, 2000

Ulsan, 

South Korea

Nov 8, 2001 Orebro, Sweden Oct 21, 2002

Burgas,

Bulgaria

Oct 7, 2004
Campell, France May 15, 2005 Angers, France Nov 28, 2006

Incheon,

South Korea

March 28, 2007

Szombathely, 

Hungary

Oct 8, 2007

Ansan,

South Korea

July 22, 2009

Flensburg,

Germany

Dec 26, 2014
Miskolc, Hungary Dec 26, 2014        

 

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