Qufu, a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Jining City in Shandong Province, is the hometown of Confucius, the birthplace of the Yellow Emperor, the hometown of Shennong, the hometown of Shang Yin, the capital of Zhou, Han and Lu. It is an important birthplace of Eastern culture, known as the "Eastern Holy City", also known as the "Eastern Jerusalem". Located in the southwest of Shandong Province, the north from the capital of Jinan 135 kilometers, east to Surabaya, west to Yanzhou, south to Zoucheng, north to Mount Tai, jurisdiction over 8 towns, 4 streets, 457 villages, a total area of 815 square kilometers. According to the seventh census data, as of midnight on November 1, 2020, the permanent population of Qufu was 621,971.
Qufu, the ancient capital of the State of Lu, is rich in tourism resources and rich in cultural deposits. It is one of the 24 famous historical and cultural cities in the whole country published by The State Council in the first batch and named as the first batch of excellent tourist cities in China. The Confucius Temple, Confucius Palace and the "Three Holes" of the Confucius Forest, a world cultural heritage site, are getting better and better, and the "new three holes" of the Nishan Holy Land, Confucius Museum and Confucius Research Institute are getting better and better. There are 14 scenic spots above 3A level within the territory. The "Three holes" scenic spot was rated as the national AAAAA level tourist attraction in 2007. There are 819 cultural relics sites of various types, 195 cultural relics under protection at all levels, and 205 intangible cultural heritage sites.
In 2020, Qufu's gross domestic product (GDP) reached 36.538 billion yuan, an increase of 3.2% over the previous year at comparable prices. The value added of the primary industry was 2.795 billion yuan, up by 1.1%; The added value of the secondary industry was 11.293 billion yuan, up by 2.7%, of which the industrial added value was 7.307 billion yuan, up by 3.6%; The value added of the tertiary industry was 22.45 billion yuan, up by 3.8 percent.
In October 2021, it was selected into the "2021 Top 100 Counties and Cities of China Smart Cities" list
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