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A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.
The Jinan Hundred Miles Yellow River Scenic Area (Chinese : 济 南 百 里 黄 河 风 景 区 ; pinyin : Jǐ nán Bǎi lǐ Huánghé Fēngjǐng qū ) is a public park located on the southern bank of the Yellow River in the city of Jinan, Shandong, China. It covers an elongated strip of land between the second northern ring road around the city and the bank of the Yellow River. From within the park, the Yellow River can be crossed via the Luokou pontoon bridge. On the opposite bank of the river lies the Yellow River Forest Park.
Chinese is a group of related, but in many cases not mutually intelligible, language varieties, forming the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Chinese is spoken by the ethnic Chinese majority and many minority ethnic groups in China. About 1.2 billion people speak some form of Chinese as their first language.
Hanyu Pinyin, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters.
The Yellow River or Huang He is the second longest river in China, after the Yangtze River, and the sixth longest river system in the world at the estimated length of 5,464 km (3,395 mi). Originating in the Bayan Har Mountains in Qinghai province of Western China, it flows through nine provinces, and it empties into the Bohai Sea near the city of Dongying in Shandong province. The Yellow River basin has an east–west extent of about 1,900 kilometers (1,180 mi) and a north–south extent of about 1,100 km (680 mi). Its total drainage area is about 752,546 square kilometers (290,560 sq mi).
The Yellow River Forest Park is a public park located on the northern bank of the Yellow River in the city of Jinan, Shandong, China. It is connected to the southern bank of the Yellow River and hence the urban center of Jinan via the Luokou pontoon bridge. On the opposite bank of the river lie the Jinan Hundred Miles Yellow River Scenic Area and downstream the Three Officials Temple Scenic Area.
The Three Officials Temple Scenic Area is a public park located on the southern bank of the Yellow River near the city center of Jinan, Shandong, China. Within the park is the site of a former temple dedicated to three legendary rulers in ancient China. Two of the rulers, Yao and Shun belonged to the five emperors of the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors. The third ruler commemorated by the temple was Yu the Great, who is venerated for having introduced flood control in China. The temple's foundation was triggered by flood damage to nearby Gaijiagou Village in 1882. The villagers collected money and by 1911, the temple had become a site of worship. It was destroyed in 1958 by a fire. Rebuilding of the site started in 1999, once again with donations from the inhabitants of Gaijiagou Village.
Shandong is a coastal province of the People's Republic of China, and is part of the East China region.
Jinan, formerly romanized as Tsinan, is the capital of Shandong province in Eastern China. The area of present-day Jinan has played an important role in the history of the region from the earliest beginnings of civilization and has evolved into a major national administrative, economic, and transportation hub. The city has held sub-provincial administrative status since 1994. Jinan is often called the "Spring City" for its famous 72 artesian springs. Its population was 6.8 million at the 2010 census.
Crowley's Ridge is an unusual geological formation that rises 250 to 550 feet (170 m) above the alluvial plain of the Mississippi embayment in a 150-mile (240 km) line from southeastern Missouri to the Mississippi River near Helena, Arkansas. It is the most prominent feature in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain between Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Wulingyuan is a scenic and historical site in the Wulingyuan District of south-central China's Hunan Province. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. It is noted for more than 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks across most of the site, many over 200 metres (660 ft) in height, along with many ravines and gorges with attractive streams, pools, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. It features 40 caves, many with large calcite deposits, and a natural bridge named Tianqiashengkong, which is one of the highest natural bridges in the world.
The Japanese 津浦線作戦 or Tientsin–Pukow Railway Operation was a follow up operation to the Battle of Beiping-Tianjin of the Japanese army in North China at the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War, thought concurrently with the Beiping–Hankou Railway Operation. The Tientsin–Pukow Railway Operation was not authorized by Imperial General Headquarters. The Japanese advanced following the line of the Tianjin-Pukou Railway aiming to the Yangtze River without meeting much resistance. The Japanese advance stopped at Jinanon Yellow River after majority of the participating Japanese forces were redirected for the Battle of Taiyuan and replaced by parts of the newly formed 109th division.
Rushan is a county-level city in the prefecture-level city of Weihai, Shandong province, People's Republic of China. Rushan borders Yantai to the north and looks out to the Yellow Sea to the south.
The Western Hills are the hills and mountains in the western part of Beijing.
The Great Wall of Qi is the oldest existing Great Wall in China. Construction of the wall started in 685 BC by the state of Qi, to defend itself from southern states of Ju and Lu and later on, from the Kingdom of Chu. The existing sections date back to 500 BC. Construction ended during the Warring States period. The wall stretches from the areas under the administration of the present-day city of Jinan to the present-day city of Qingdao across the territories of the present-day cities of Tai'an, Zibo, Laiwu, Weifang, Linyi, and Rizhao. Its total length has been estimated at about 600 kilometers. Most of the wall is still able to be seen.
Shoufeng Township is a rural township in Hualien County, Taiwan. The township sits in the north segment of Huadong Valley between Taiwan's Central Range and Hai'an Range near the Pacific Ocean. The township is best known as the location of National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), a university and famous tourist attraction in East Taiwan.
Qilihe District is an administrative district in the city of Lanzhou, which is the capital of the Gansu Province, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 17 administrative districts of Gansu.
Que Hill is a small elongated hill located on the western shore of the Yellow River in the City of Jinan, Shandong Province, China. It is one of the solitary "Nine Hills" in the Yellow River valley within and to the north of Jinan City. Together with Hua Hill, which is today located on the opposite side of the Yellow River, Que Hill is depicted in a renowned painting by the Yuan-Dynasty era painter and calligrapher Zhao Mengfu entitled "Autumn Colors at Que and Hua Hills". The hill is positioned close to the northern end of the Luokou Yellow River Railway Bridge which was placed there because the hill stabilizes the course of the Yellow River. In November 1937, Japanese troops attacked the northern shore of the Yellow River and killed about 50 villagers who lived around Que Hill, the event became known as the Que Hill Tragedy.
The Xiaotang Mountain Han Shrine also known as the Guo Family Ancestral Hall is a funerary stone shrine from the early Eastern Han dynasty situated on slopes of the Yellow River valley in the western part of Shandong Province, China. It is the only known offering shrine from this period known to be still standing in its original form. The Xiaotang Mountain Shrine has been identified with as the Guo Family shrine by some studies, linking it to the story of Guo Ju, the 13th of the Confucian Twenty-four Filial Exemplars.
The Ruifuxiang Silk Store is a chain of silk stores in eastern China.
Qihe County is a county in the northwest of Shandong province, People's Republic of China. It is the southernmost county-level division of the prefecture-level city of Dezhou.
Laiwu is one of ten districts of the city of Jinan, Shandong province, China.
The Memorial for Premier Zhou's inspection of the Loukou Yellow River Railway Bridge is a major historical site protect by Shandong Province in Tianqiao District of Jinan, Shandong, China. It commemorates the visit by Premier Zhou Enlai to the Luokou Yellow River Railway Bridge during the 1958 Yellow River flood on August 6, 1958. The bridge was defended against the flood successfully. The site has been listed as a protected by Shandong province since December 23, 1977.
Longqing Gorge ) is a scenic area in the village of Gucheng at Yanqing District of Beijing. It is one of the most popular day trip getaways for people living in Beijing.
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