Yantai, a prefecture level city under the jurisdiction of Shandong Province, is the central city of China's Shandong Peninsula, an important port city around the Bohai Sea and a national famous historical and cultural city approved by the State Council. As of June 2020, the city has jurisdiction over 5 districts and managed 6 county-level cities. The total area is 13864.5 square kilometers. According to the data of the seventh census, as of 0:00 on November 1, 2020, the permanent resident population of Yantai is 7102116, the urban population is 4669700, and the urbanization rate is 65.42%.
Yantai is located in East China and the northeast of Shandong Peninsula. It is between 119°34′—121°57′E and 36°16′—38°23′N. It is adjacent to Weihai sea in the East, Weifang and Qingdao in the west, the Yellow Sea in the south, the Bohai Sea in the north, facing Liaodong Peninsula and Dalian across the sea. Its coastline is 909 kilometers long. It is close to the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea. There are 63 islands. It is an important node city in the Bohai economic circle and Jiaodong economic circle One of the first 14 coastal open cities in China, a coastal city in China, and a key port city under the "the Belt and Road" national strategy.
The GDP of Yantai was 87.1 billion yuan in 2021.