Liaocheng

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Liaocheng
聊城市
Prefecture-level city
ChinaShandongLiaocheng.png
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
County-level divisions 8
Township-level divisions 134
Municipal seat Dongchangfu District
(36°27′N 115°59′E / 36.450°N 115.983°E / 36.450; 115.983Coordinates: 36°27′N 115°59′E / 36.450°N 115.983°E / 36.450; 115.983)
Government
 • CPC Secretary Song Yuanfang (宋远方)
 • Mayor Lin Fenghai (林峰海)
Area
 • Total 8,715 km2 (3,365 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,789,900
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0635
License Plate Prefix P
Website http://www.liaocheng.gov.cn/

Liaocheng (Chinese: ; 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).

Administration[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

History[edit]

Qing and Republic[edit]

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.

Sister cities[edit]

Liaocheng is a sister city of the following cities.

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