|county-level city ( xiànjí shì)|
|• Wenling dialect||Uen-lin [ʔuəŋ ʔliŋ]|
|Town-level divisions||5 subdistricts, 11 towns|
|• Land||926 km2 (358 sq mi)|
|• Water||1,079 km2 (417 sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|License Plate Prefix||浙J|
Wenling (Wenling dialect: Uen-lin Zy [ʔuəŋ ʔliŋ zɿ]; simplified Chinese: 温岭市; traditional Chinese: 溫嶺市; pinyin: Wēnlǐng Shì) is a coastal county-level city in the municipal region of Taizhou, in southeastern Zhejiang province, China. It borders Luqiao and Huangyan to the north, Yuhuan to the south, Yueqing to the west, looks out to the East China Sea to the east. Wenling locates on 28°22'N, 121°21'W, approximately 300 km south of Shanghai.
- Taiping Subdistrict (Tha-bin Ka-dau)太平街道
- Chengdong Subdistrict (Zhin-ton Ka-dau)城東街道
- Chengxi Subdistrict (Zhin-shi Ka-dau)城西街道
- Chengbei Subdistrict (Zhin-poh Ka-dau)城北街道
- Hengfeng Subdistrict (Wan-fon Ka-dau)橫峰街道
- Daxi Town (Da-chi Cin)大溪鎮
- Zeguo Town (Dzah-kuoh Cin)澤國鎮
- Xinhe Town (Shin-ghou Cin)新河鎮
- Ruoheng Town (Nioh-waon Cin)箬橫鎮
- Songmen Town (Shion-men Cin)松門鎮
- Wenqiao Town (Uen-jiau Cin)溫嶠鎮
- Wugen Town (U-ken Cin)塢根鎮
- Chengnan Town (Zhin-nae Cin)城南鎮
- Shiqiaotou Town (Zhih-jiau-deu Cin)石橋頭鎮
- Binhai Town (Pin-he Cin)濱海鎮
- Shitang Town (Zhih-daon Cin)石塘鎮
Like the majority of areas in Zhejiang, most people from Wenling speak a dialect of Wu Chinese, known as Wenling Hua. It is not mutually intelligible with Mandarin Chinese, and partially intelligible with Shanghainese. There is also a small portion of Min Nan speakers in the southeastern regions, especially in Shitang Town. The linguistic diversity of some regions has resulted in a segment of the population becoming fluent in speaking up to three languages, when Mandarin is included.
Early to Xia Dynasty, Shang Dynasty, Zhou Dynasty, Wenling was part of Dong'ou, and belonged to Minzhong Prefecture by the time of Qin Dynasty, then belonged to Kuaiji Prefecture during Han Dynasty. From Tang Dynasty to Ming Dynasty, Wenling belonged to Huangyan of Taizhou and Yueqing of Wenzhou.
In 1469, Ming Dynasty, on the land of Wenling there set up Taiping County by separating southern Fangyan, Taiping, Fanchang three villages out of Huangyan. Shanmen village and Yuhuan village of Yueqing County was ceded to Taiping County later in 1476. In 1513, the county seat built 2.5 kilometers of city wall, roughly squared, therefore got the name of "square castle". In 1914, the county was renamed Wenling to distinguish the counties with same name in Shanxi Province, Sichuan Province, Anhei Province. "Wenling" which stood for warm mountain, once was another name of Wenqiao Town.
Wenling liberated on May 28, 1949, and the county government was created. In March, 1994, Wenling withdrew the county to the city.