Yellow River mouth
Location in Dongying
Location in Shandong
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||2,331 km2 (900 sq mi)|
|Elevation||7.6 m (25 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Kenli District (simplified Chinese: 垦利区; traditional Chinese: 墾利區; pinyin: Kěnlì Qū) is a district of the city of Dongying, in northern Shandong province. The district includes the mouth of the Yellow River. As of 2019, Kenli District has a population of 238,900.
Kenli was established as a county in 1959.
In June 2016, Kenli was upgraded to a district.
The mouth of the Yellow River is located in Kenli District, and flows through the district for 118 kilometres (73 mi). Other major rivers in the district include the Xiaodao River (Chinese: 小岛河), the Yongfeng River (Chinese: 永丰河), the Yihong River (Chinese: 溢洪河), and the Guangli River .
The average annual temperature is 12.3 °C (54.1 °F), and the average annual precipitation is 538.4 millimetres (21.20 in).
As of 2020, Kenli District is divided into 2 subdistricts, 5 towns, and 4 township-level equivalents.
According to Harvard University's China Historical GIS, Kenli had a population of 211,444 in 1999.
In the 2000 Chinese Census, Kenli had a recorded population of 242,654.
Dongying Shengli Airport is located in the southeast of Kenli District.
The Zibo–Dongying railway passes through the district.