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Changshan Islands and Shandong Peninsula, China

37.8N 120.7E

August 1st, 2009 Category: Snapshots

China - July 2nd, 2009

China - July 2nd, 2009

Several streams and canals connect the Bohai Sea to lakes and cities inland, in China’s Shandong Province. The province is located in the lower reaches of the Huang He (Yellow River) and extends out to sea in the form of the Shandong Peninsula.

Shandong is mostly flat in terrain. The northwestern, western, and southwestern parts of the province are all part of the vast North China Plain. The center of the province is more mountainous; in this orthorectified image one can observe the terrain becoming steeper as one moves away from the coast.

To the north, offshore, are the Changshan Islands in the Bohai Sea, north of Penglai. The total land area is only 56 square km, but the coastline is 146 km long. Ten of the islands are occupied, and there are twenty-two uninhabited islands, some little more than sand spits.

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