Qinghai Province, referred to as "Qing", is the provincial administrative region of the people's Republic of China and the capital of Xining. Located in the northwest of China, Qinghai is bounded between 31 ° 36 ′ - 39 ° 19 ′ N and 89 ° 35 ′ - 103 ° 04 ′ e. it is connected with Gansu in the north and East, Xinjiang in the northwest, Tibet in the South and southwest, and Sichuan in the southeast.
The terrain of Qinghai Province is generally high in the West and low in the East, high in the South and high in the north. The altitude in the west is high and steep, inclining to the East, and descending in a ladder type. The eastern area is the transition zone from the Qinghai Tibet Plateau to the Loess Plateau, with complex terrain and diverse landforms. The landform of Qinghai Province is complex and diverse. More than four fifths of the area is plateau, the East is mountainous, and the west is plateau and basin. It has three kinds of landforms: Qinghai Tibet Plateau, inland arid basin and Loess Plateau. It belongs to plateau continental climate, and crosses four major water systems: Yellow River, Yangtze River, Lancang River and Heihe River.
Qinghai Province covers a total area of 720000 square kilometers, governing two prefecture level cities and six autonomous prefectures. By the end of 2018, Qinghai had a permanent population of 6.0323 million, with a GDP of 286.523 billion yuan and a per capita GDP of 47689 yuan