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Haiyang, a coastal city in the peninsula province of Shandong in eastern China, is strategically located in the center of the prime tourist trio of Qingdao, Yantai, and Weihai.Haiyang's claim to fame comes from its extensive sea beaches, national forest parks, wetland reserves, as well as its beautiful beach and yachting opportunities. On December 2, 2006 the Olympic Council of Asia in Doha announced the selection of Haiyang as the host city for 2012 Asian Beach Games. Haiyang is the site of the new Haiyang Nuclear Power Plant.GeographyHaiyang, on the coastline of the western Pacific Ocean, is a county-tier city under the 3-tier administrative system of China. Haiyang has an estimated population of 690,000 and spans over 1,886 square kilometers along the biggest Chinese peninsula, facing South Korea and Japan across the Yellow Sea.Leisure resortsThe city, known for its newly discovered primitive beauty, is a for prime destination for beach sports with its 230 kilometer coastline, and climatically and typographically is quite similar to Scotland. In the past decade, this city has quickly become one of top summer resorts and vacation paradises in China, and in northeast Asia at large.Historical affiliationHaiyang was first settled with Laiyi people, one of peripheral Chinese ethnic minorities, some 2,300 years ago, and was annexed into China proper over centuries of dynasty rule and wars. Haiyang was consecutively under administration of Qi Kingdom in Warring Period, Jiaodong Province in Qin Dynasty, Laizhou Prefecture in Tang, Song and Yuan Dynasties and Dengzhou Prefecture in Ming Dynasty.
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