Liaocheng
聊城市
Location of Liaocheng in Shandong
Location of Liaocheng in Shandong
Coordinates (Liaocheng municipal government): 36°27′21″N 115°59′07″E / 36.4559°N 115.9852°E / 36.4559; 115.9852Coordinates: 36°27′21″N 115°59′07″E / 36.4559°N 115.9852°E / 36.4559; 115.9852
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShandong
County-level divisions8
Township-level divisions134
Municipal seatDongchangfu District
Government
 • CPC SecretarySong Yuanfang (宋远方)
 • MayorLin Fenghai (林峰海)
Area
 • Prefecture-level city8,721 km2 (3,367 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,254 km2 (484 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,254 km2 (484 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 census for total, 2010 census for otherwise)[2]
 • Prefecture-level city5,952,128
 • Density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,229,768
 • Urban density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,229,768
 • Metro density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Area code(s)0635
ISO 3166 codeCN-SD-15
License Plate Prefix鲁P
Websitewww.liaocheng.gov.cn

Liaocheng (Chinese: ; pinyin: Liáochéng), 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.[3]

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.[4]

Administration

The prefecture-level city of Liaocheng administers eight county-level divisions, including two districts, one county-level city, and five counties.

These are further divided into 134 township-level divisions.

Map

Geography

Climate data for Liaocheng (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3.9
(39.0)
7.7
(45.9)
13.6
(56.5)
21.0
(69.8)
26.1
(79.0)
31.2
(88.2)
31.4
(88.5)
30.2
(86.4)
26.7
(80.1)
21.1
(70.0)
12.6
(54.7)
5.6
(42.1)
19.3
(66.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.9
(28.6)
1.6
(34.9)
7.5
(45.5)
14.7
(58.5)
20.1
(68.2)
25.1
(77.2)
26.7
(80.1)
25.4
(77.7)
20.6
(69.1)
14.5
(58.1)
6.5
(43.7)
0.1
(32.2)
13.4
(56.2)
Average low °C (°F) −6.2
(20.8)
−3.1
(26.4)
2.4
(36.3)
9.2
(48.6)
14.5
(58.1)
19.7
(67.5)
22.7
(72.9)
21.6
(70.9)
15.9
(60.6)
9.4
(48.9)
1.6
(34.9)
−4.2
(24.4)
8.6
(47.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4.1
(0.16)
7.0
(0.28)
13.5
(0.53)
25.3
(1.00)
51.2
(2.02)
71.7
(2.82)
157.7
(6.21)
121.8
(4.80)
57.8
(2.28)
34.7
(1.37)
13.0
(0.51)
5.1
(0.20)
562.9
(22.18)
Average relative humidity (%) 64 60 58 61 68 65 80 83 78 71 69 68 69
Source: China Meteorological Administration[5]

Education

History

People's Republic of China

In August 1949, Liaocheng was detached from Shandong and attached to Pingyuan. In November 1952, Pingyuan was dissolved and Liaocheng returned to Shandong.

Notable people

Attractions

Shanxi-Shaanxi Assembly Hall.
Shanxi-Shaanxi Assembly Hall.

Transportation

The town is served by Liaocheng railway station. A station on the high-speed network, Liaocheng West railway station, is under construction.

Sister cities

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Liaocheng is a sister city of the following cities:

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

References

  1. ^ 最新人口信息 www.hongheiku.com (in Chinese). hongheiku. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  2. ^ "China: Shāndōng (Prefectures, Cities, Districts and Counties) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map".
  3. ^ "China: Shāndōng (Prefectures, Cities, Districts and Counties) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map".
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ 中国气象数据网 - WeatherBk Data (in Chinese (China)). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2020-04-13.