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Prefecture-level city
Location of Laiwu City (yellow) in Shandong
Location of Laiwu City (yellow) in Shandong
Laiwu is located in China
Location in China
Coordinates: 36°11′N 117°40′E / 36.183°N 117.667°E / 36.183; 117.667Coordinates: 36°11′N 117°40′E / 36.183°N 117.667°E / 36.183; 117.667
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Municipal seat Laicheng District
 • Party Secretary Wang Liang (王良)
 • Mayor Mei Jianhua (梅建华)
 • Prefecture-level city 2,246.21 km2 (867.27 sq mi)
 • Urban 2,246,21 km2 (86,727 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,910 km2 (740 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Prefecture-level city 1,298,529
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,298,529
 • Urban density 5.8/km2 (15/sq mi)
 • Metro 989,535
 • Metro density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Major Nationalities Han
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code 271100
Area code(s) 0634
ISO 3166 code CN-SD-12
GDP ¥62.5 billion in total
¥48,000 Per Capita[citation needed]
License Plate Prefix 鲁S

Laiwu (simplified Chinese: 莱芜; traditional Chinese: 萊蕪; pinyin: Láiwú) is a prefecture-level city in central Shandong Province, China. The smallest prefecture-level city in the province, it borders the provincial capital of Jinan to the north, Zibo to the east and Tai'an to the southwest. Its population was 1,298,529 at the 2010 census whom 989,535 lived in the built-up area made up of Laicheng district, Gangcheng district not being conurbated yet.



The prefecture-level city of Laiwu administers 2 county-level divisions, both of which are districts.

These are further divided into 19 township-level divisions, including 14 towns, 1 townships and 4 subdistricts.



As of the end of 2016, Laiwu City has 9 national AAA-level scenic spots; 1 national AA-level scenic spot; 15 national and provincial industrial and agricultural tourism demonstration sites; 1 provincial-level tourist resort, with 6 tourism strong towns in Shandong Province. There are 14 characteristic tourist villages in Shandong Province, 9 rural tourism professional cooperatives, 21 provincial-level boutique picking gardens, 2 provincial-level happy farms, and 147 good-rated star farmhouses.

City Honor[edit]

On December 21, 2017, Laiwu City was shortlisted for the list of China's Safest Cities in 2017.

In 2017, Laiwu City was selected as the fifth National Civilized Cities.

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