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140 counties, 48 cities

93.09 million inhabitants

156,700 km²

594 inhabitants per km²

The province of Shandong is located on the north Chinese shore. The province's territory is visibly divided into two segments: the western section is part of the North China Plain; the eastern section forms the Shandong peninsula, which separates the Bohai Gulf in the north from the Yellow Sea in the south. The province stretches 420 km from north to south, and 720 km from east to west. The peninsula has an average w…

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Matzat, Wilhelm, “Shandong”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 05 December 2022 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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