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Qinghai

Qinghai
ChineseName青海省
PinyinQīnghǎi Shěng
Tibetanམཚོ་སྔོན་ཞིང་ཆེན། (Amdo)
MongolianКөкнуур
EnglishNameQinghai Province
NameQinghai
Abbreviation
AbbrevPinyinQīng
ISOAbbrev63
MapSize275px
OriginOfNameFrom Khoshut Oirat Köknuur:
Köke - blue
Nuur - Lake
"blue lake" (Qinghai Lake)
In Chinese:
青 qīng - green/blue
海 hǎi - sea
"qing (blue/green/black) sea"
AdministrationTypeProvince
CapitalXining
LargestCityXining
SecretaryQiang Wei
GovernorLuo Huining
Area Km2721000
AreaRank4th
Latitude31° 32' to 39° 20' N
Longitude089° 24' to 103° 04' E
PopYear2010
Pop5,626,722
PopRank30th
PopDensity Km27.48
PopDensityRank30th
GDPYear2010
GDP135.1 billion (US$20.0 billion)
GDPRank30th
GDPperCapita19,407
GDPperCapitaRank22nd
HDIYear2008
HDI0.720
HDIRank27th
HDICatmedium
NationalitiesHan - 54%
Tibetan - 21%
Hui - 16%
Tu - 4%
Salar - 1.8%
Mongol - 1.8%
Prefectures8
Counties43
Townships429
Websitehttp://www.qh.gov.cn/
(Simplified Chinese)

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Qinghai ( ) (, -cmntɕʰíŋxàɪ̯pron); Oirat Mongolian: (transcribed into Cyrillic); ; Salar: ) is a province of the People's Republic of China, named after Qinghai Lake. It borders Gansu on the northeast, the Xinjiang Autonomous Region on the northwest, Sichuan on the southeast, and Tibet Autonomous Region on the southwest.


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