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Your Guide to China>Qinghai Province , [Chinese: 青海省, Pinyin:Qīng Hǎi Shěng]

Qinghai Overview

A Province in N.W. China, Bordered by Xinjiang on its northwest; Tibet on its southwest; Sichuan on its south; Gansu on its north and east; Totally 4 neighbouring provincial regions.
Capital City: Xining
GDP in 2011: 162.2 billion yuan, ranked No.30 in Mainland China .
Per Capita GDP in 2011: 28827 yuan, ranked No.22 in Mainland China .
Population in 2011: 5.63 million persons, ranked No.30 .
Area: 720,000 square kilometers
Post Code: 810000
Calling Code: 0971

The Location of Qinghai in China




Map of Qinghai Province
The Sketch Map of Qinghai Province



Qinghai is a northwestern province of China, named after the enormous Qinghai Lake.It has an area of 278,400 sq mi (721,000 sq km), the capital is Xining.It borders Gansu on the northeast, the Xinjiang Autonomous Region on the northwest, Sichuan on the southeast, and Tibet Autonomous Region on the southwest.
History
Parts of Qinghai came under Chinese control in the 3rd century BC. For centuries it was sparsely occupied by nomadic herdsmen, chiefly Tibetans and Mongols. Qinghai was made a Chinese province in 1928 by the Republic of China.0n Jan.1, 1950, the People’s Republic of China founded Qinghai province.
Administrative divisions
Qinghai is divided into one prefecture-level city (Xining), one prefecture (Haidong Prefecture), and six autonomous prefectures: Haibei, Hainan, Huangnan, Golog, Gyêgu, and Haixi. All of these are in turn divided into four districts, two county-level cities, thirty counties, and seven autonomous counties.

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