Located in the northwest of Qingdao, with an area of 3.176 square kilometers, it is the largest county-level city in Shandong Province. In March 2015, it was approved to be a pilot city for comprehensive reform of small-and medium-sized cities. It is richly endowed with graphite, gold, talc and other mineral resources. It is the only city among the top 100 producers of grains, oil, meat and fruits, has won the Model County for Grain Production for 14 consecutive years, home to 19 products under state protection of geographical indications including Majiagou celery and Daze Mountain grapes, and is named one of the first-batch national
demonstration zones for agricultural modernization. It has four industrial clusters: machinery parts, electronics home appliances, food processing and special chemicals, each with an output exceeding 100 billion yuan. Aspiring to be a modern central city in north Qingdao, it has been speeding up to develop the advanced manufacturing base. the land port logistics base on Shandong Peninsula, the tourist resort, and the national demonstration zone for agricultural modernization.