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
 • Prefecture-level city 8,715 km2 (3,365 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,254 km2 (484 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,254 km2 (484 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Prefecture-level city 5,789,863
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,229,768
 • Urban density 980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,229,768
 • Metro density 980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0635
ISO 3166 code CN-SD-15
License Plate Prefix 鲁P
Website www.liaocheng.gov.cn

Liaocheng (Chinese: ; pinyin: Liáochéng), also known as the Water City, is a prefecture-level city in western Shandong province, 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. Its population was 5,789,863 at the 2010 census whom 1,229,768 lived in the built-up area made up of Donchangfu district, even though large parts remain rural.[1]

During the Song dynasty, the area of present-day Liaocheng included the prefectures of Bo and Ji. In 2007, the city is named China's top ten livable cities by Chinese Cities Brand Value Report, which was released at 2007 Beijing Summit of China Cities Forum.[2]

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.

Map

Education[edit]

History[edit]

Celebrities[edit]

  • Xianlin Ji(季羡林)
  • Sinian Fu(傅斯年)
  • Fansen Kong(孔繁森)

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.

Furthermore, there is a partnership with the district Offenbach in Germany.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/php/china-shandong-admin.php
  2. ^ "China's Top 10 Most Livable Cities". hnloudi.gov.cn. Hunan Loudi Official Government. 2012-03-28. Archived from the original on 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 

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