Situated in the center of Zhoushan Archipelago outside the Hangzhou Bay and close to Yangshan Port of Shanghai International Shipping Center, Daishan County is one of the twelve island counties in China. It is composed of 404 islands, covering an area of 5,242 square kilometers, of which 326.5 square kilometers is land area. There are 7 towns and 1 township under the jurisdiction of the county with a population of 200,000.
With a rich humanistic history, the county has long been called 'Penglai Fairyland'. The good fame was recorded in historical records for Emperor Qin Shihuang sent an official named Xufu to search for immortal pharmacy; The district is getting more and more prosperous and bustling for the 'Silk Road on the Sea'; moreover, it is attracting more and more tourists for Libai, Luoyin, Su Dongpo, Sun Yat-sen and other famous people in history once came here and enjoyed the magnificent view.
Daishan has deep humanistic connotations, various in magnificent landscape and possess of attractive amorous feelings of fishing field. "Daishan fishermen's song" and 'the rituals of closed fishing and thanking the ocean' were listed in the national nonmaterial cultural heritage. Daishan has famous 'Ten Scenic Spots of Penglai' and it is a provincial scenic and tourist zone.
In recent years, Daishan government has taken the advantage of natural resources and made great efforts to develop shipbuilding industry and modern service industry. It successively introduced several large ship industry projects and became the first provincial shipbuilding Industry Base. In 2009, Daishan's GDP was 10.2 billion RMB; the local financial revenue was 0.51 billion RMB; and the gross industrial output value reached 22.8 billion RMB.
In the spirit of 'pull together to tide over difficulties, and dare to innovate to be the first', the people of Daishan will continue its goal of making the county open. Prosperous, inhabitable harmonious.