Qingdao (Chinese: 青岛; pinyin: About this sound Qīngdǎo , historically known as Tsingtao, is a major city in eastern Shandong Province, Eastern China, with a population of over 8.715 million. Its built up area, made of 6 urban districts and 4 county-level cities, is home to about 4,896,000 inhabitants in 2010.It borders Yantai to the northeast, Weifang to the west and Rizhao to the southwest. Qīng in Chinese means "green" or "lush", while dǎo means "island". Qingdao is administered at the sub-provincial level.Lying across the Shandong Peninsula while looking out to the Yellow Sea, Qingdao is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre. It is also the site of the Tsingtao Brewery. The world's longest sea bridge, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, links the main urban area of Qingdao with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas. Qingdao is named China's most livable city.