Comprehensive Analysis of Regional Development Differences in Shandong Province — Based on the Data in the Years 1990, 2000 and 2008

According to the relevant data in the years 1990, 2000 and 2008, principal component analysis method is used to select a total of 36 indices to construct the comprehensive evaluation index system reflecting the regional development differences from the three aspects of the regional economic development, the social development and the resource and environment development. Development differences among a total of 16 cities in Shandong Province are comprehensively analyzed. Result shows that in the years1990-2008, the comprehensive scores of Qingdao and Jinan are the highest in Shandong Province. Comprehensive scores and ranks of Weihai, Yantai and Dongying are steadily improved. Zibo and Zaozhuang Cities show a downward trend in the comprehensive scores and ranks. Comprehensive scores of Heze and Liaoning Cities, located in the northwest region, rank the last in Shandong Province. Shandong Peninsula and the areas along the Jinan-Qingdao railway line still have the most powerful comprehensive strength. There are still regional differences between eastern and western areas and the gap between the two is increasing. Spatial structure of regional development in Shandong Province has changed from the traditional two-center agglomeration to the whole agglomeration of city cluster in Shandong Province. Therefore, Shandong Province has initially realized the transformation of regional development pattern.

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Asian Agricultural Research, 02, 01
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