Laiwu (simplified Chinese: 莱芜; traditional Chinese: 萊蕪; pinyin: Láiwú) was a prefecture-level city in central Shandong Province, China. Bordered the provincial capital of Jinan to the north, Zibo to the east and Tai'an to the southwest, it was the smallest prefecture-level city in the province. It had a population of 1,298,529 as of the 2010 census, all living in the built-up (or metro) area made of 2 urban Districts and became part of Jinan in 2019 and 907,839 living in urban area.
|Prefecture-level city of China|
|2,246.21 km2 (867.27 sq mi)|
|Today part of||Jinan, Shandong|
The prefecture-level city of Laiwu administered two county-level divisions, both of which were districts.
- Laicheng District (莱城区; 萊城區)
- Gangcheng District (钢城区; 鋼城區)
They were further divided into 19 township-level divisions, including 14 towns, one townships and four subdistricts.
Since the 1st January, 2019, Laiwu was merged into Jinan which is the capital city of Shandong province, and is no longer a prefecture-level city any more.
- ^ "国务院批复同意山东省调整济南市莱芜市行政区划". Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese). Archived from the original on January 23, 2019.
- Media related to Laiwu at Wikimedia Commons