Population: 97. 89 million, the second most populous province of China.
Location: On the eastern edge of the North China Plain and in the lower reaches of the Yellow River, extending out to the Yellow Sea in the form of the Shandong Peninsula and neighboring the Liaodong Peninsula across the Bohai Sea.
Culture: Birthplace of Confucianism and the hometown of Confucius.
Economy: One of the strongest economies in China and in Top 3 provinces with the strongest comprehensive competitiveness in China.