Zhangqiu District

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Zhangqiu is located in Shandong
Location in Shandong
Coordinates: 36°41′35″N 117°31′05″E / 36.693°N 117.518°E / 36.693; 117.518Coordinates: 36°41′35″N 117°31′05″E / 36.693°N 117.518°E / 36.693; 117.518[1]
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Sub-provincial city Jinan
 • Total 1,721.29 km2 (664.59 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,064,210
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code 2502XX
Jinan district map

Zhangqiu (Chinese: 章丘; pinyin: Zhāngqiū) is a district under the jurisdiction of Jinan, the capital of Shandong province, People's Republic of China. The district has an area of 1721.29 square kilometers, 20 towns, 908 villages and the permanent resident population was 1,064,210 as of 2010 even though its built-up (or metro) area is much smaller. With a GDP of 32 billion RMB in 2008, Zhangqiu is ranked 30 among China's 100 Most Competitive Counties in 2007.[citation needed]


Originally called Zhangqiu County with Mingshui (明水) as its capital, Zhangqiu City was established in August 1992. Located in central Shandong province, Zhangqiu is 50 kilometers to the east of Jinan, the capital of Shandong province. It is 120 kilometers north from Mount Tai and the Yellow River is the north border of Zhangqiu. Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport is situated at Yaoqiang Village of Zhangqiu.

Zhangqiu is the hometown of the famous poet Li Qingzhao in the Song Dynasty, and home to Longshan Culture that existed around 2900~2100 BC. Longshan Culture is known for its black ceramics and the earliest features to late characterize the Shang civilization, scapulimancy and hangtu construction (see Chengziya Archaeological Site).

Zhangqiu is known for its springs and beautiful scenery outside the crowded city of Jinan. The East Jingshi Road and several Province Highways connect Mingshui and Jinan.






There are numerous villages in Zhangqiu District including Zhujiayu.


  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Zhangqiu" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  2. ^ Jinan City Land Use Plan (2006–20)/《济南市土地利用总体规划(2006-2020年)》.(in Chinese) Accessed 8 July 2014.
  3. ^ 《中国2010年人口普查分县资料》 (in Chinese). 中国统计出版社. December 2012. ISBN 978-7-5037-6659-6. 

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