Liaocheng ( Chinese: ; 聊 城 pinyin: ), also known as the Water City, is a Liáochéng prefecture-level city in western Shandong province, People's Republic of China. It borders the provincial capital of Jinan to the southeast, Dezhou to the northeast, Tai'an to the south, and the provinces of Hebei and Henan to the west. The Grand Canal flows through the city center.
Song dynasty, the area of present-day Liaocheng included the prefectures of Bozhou ( 博州) and Jizhou ( 濟州). In 2007, the city is named China's top ten livable cities by Chinese Cities Brand Value Report, which was released at 2007 Beijing Summit of China Cities Forum. [1 ]
Administration [ edit ]
prefecture-level city of Liaocheng administers eight county-level divisions, including one district, one county-level city, and six counties.
These are further divided into 134
Education [ edit ]
History [ edit ]
Qing and Republic [ edit ]
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Liberation [ edit ]
In August 1949 Liaocheng was detached from Shandong and attached to
Pingyuan. In November 1952 Pingyuan was dissolved and Liaocheng returned to Shandong.
Attractions [ edit ]
Shanxi-Shaanxi Assembly Hall.
Shanxi-Shaanxi Assembly Hall (short Shanshan Hall,
Chinese: ; 山 陕 会 馆 pinyin: ) shān shǎn huì guǎn Guangyue Tower (
Chinese: ; 光 岳 楼 pinyin: ) guāng yuè lóu Yueyang Building
Lion Building (site where - according to the legend - Wu Song fought and killed Ximen Qing)
Sister cities [ edit ]
Liaocheng is a
sister city of the following cities.
Furthermore there is a partnership with the
district Offenbach in Germany.
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