Qinhuangdao(秦皇岛 Qínhuánɡdǎo) is a beautiful coastal city known for its freezing-free nice port, historical town of Shanhaiguan and summer resort Beidaihe. In 215 BC, China’s first emperor Qinshihuang(秦始皇 Qín shǐhuánɡ) arrived in Jieshi (ancient name of Qinhuangdao) on his fourth eastern inspection and sent Lusheng and Han Zhong out to the sea to look for the immortal for him. Qinhuangdao thus got its name. Qinhuangdao is the only city in China that was named after an emperor.

Location: located between 3854' north latitude and 11936' east longitude on the northwestern coast of the Bohai Gulf(渤海湾 Bóhǎi wān) and the northeast part of Hebei province

Neighboring Areas: Beijing and Tianjin Municipalities; Shandong, Henan, Shanxi, and Liaoning provinces; Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Physical Features: vast sea area and long coastline

Population: 2.61 million
Urban Population: 660,000
Area: 7,780 sq km

Nationalities: Manchu, Han

Climatic Features: in the warm temperate zone; damp monsoon climate; distinct four seasons

Average Temperature: 10.1C annually

Mountains: Mt.Yanshan(燕山 Yànshān)