Haicheng, Liaoning

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Downtown Haicheng on 20 July 2008
Downtown Haicheng on 20 July 2008
Haicheng in Anshan
Haicheng in Anshan
Haicheng is located in Liaoning
Location of the city center in Liaoning
Coordinates: 40°52′57″N 122°41′07″E / 40.8824°N 122.6852°E / 40.8824; 122.6852Coordinates: 40°52′57″N 122°41′07″E / 40.8824°N 122.6852°E / 40.8824; 122.6852
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityAnshan
County seatHaizhou Subdistrict (海州街道)
 • Total2,734 km2 (1,056 sq mi)
17 m (56 ft)
 • Total1,130,000
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s)0412

Haicheng (Chinese: 海城; pinyin: Hǎichéng; literally: 'Sea City') is a county-level city of central Liaoning province, People's Republic of China. It is located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) southwest of Shenyang, the provincial capital, and is under the administration of Anshan City, the seat of which lies 36 kilometres (22 mi) to the northeast.

Haicheng has an area of 2,734 square kilometres (1,056 sq mi) and a population of 1,130,000.[1]

General Zhang Zuolin was born in Haicheng.[2]

Haicheng earthquake of 1975[edit]

On 4 February 1975, an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale hit the city of Haicheng, which at the time had approximately 1 million residents. However, seismologists sent out warnings about this earthquake a day earlier and ordered evacuations. Because of this correct prediction, many lives were saved. This was the first successful earthquake prediction in history. Further aiding the prediction, cats and other animals are also said to have acted strangely in the days leading up to the earthquake. There are some questions as to the validity and accuracy of these reports, which are discussed in detail in the Haicheng Earthquake Prediction link below.[failed verification]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Haicheng has 4 subdistricts and 23 towns:[3]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in Chinese) Profile of Haicheng, official website of Haicheng Government, visited on 23 May 2008.
  2. ^ 荣登国家元首宝座的张作霖 (in Chinese). Retrieved 15 December 2017. 张作霖,字雨亭,汉族,男,1875年3月19日(清光绪元年二月十二日)生于奉天省海城县驾掌寺乡马家房村西小洼屯(今辽宁省盘锦市大洼县东风镇马家村西小洼屯)
  3. ^ "Profile of Haicheng" (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 10 June 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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