Rizhao (Chinese 日照 市, pinyin Rizhao Shì) is a prefecture-level city in east China's Shandong Province with about 2,720,000 inhabitants (end of 2003) square kilometers in an area of ​​5,310. It is located on the southern half of the Shandong Peninsula, southwest of the port city of Qingdao. Rizhao Mandarin Chinese is spoken.