Liaocheng (Chinese: 聊城; pinyin: Liáochéng), also known as the Water City, is a 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.
During the Song dynasty, the area of present-day Liaocheng included the prefectures of Bozhou (博州) and Jizhou (濟州).
The 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 township-level divisions.
Qing and Republic
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In August 1949 Liaocheng was detached from Shandong and attached to Pingyuan. In November 1952 Pingyuan was dissolved and Liaocheng returned to Shandong.
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
- Huanghe Building
- Iron Tower
- Lion Building (site where - according to the legend - Wu Song fought and killed Ximen Qing)
- Linqing Mosque
Liaocheng is a sister city of the following cities.