Liaocheng

Liaocheng (Chinese: ; pinyin: Liáochéng), also known as the Water City[citation needed], 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]

Liaocheng

聊城市
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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
 (2019 census)[2]
 • Prefecture-level city6,098,300
 • Density700/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

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]

AdministrationEdit

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

GeographyEdit

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]

EducationEdit

HistoryEdit

People's Republic of ChinaEdit

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

Notable peopleEdit

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

AttractionsEdit

 
Shanxi-Shaanxi Assembly Hall.
  • Shanxi-Shaanxi Assembly Hall (short Shanshan Hall, Chinese: ; pinyin: Shān–Shǎn huì guǎn)
  • Guangyue Tower (; guāng yuè lóu)
  • Iron Tower
  • Lion Building (site where - according to legend - Song Wu fought and killed Ximen Qing)
  • Linqing Mosque

Sister citiesEdit

Liaocheng is a sister city of the following cities:

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 最新人口信息 www.hongheiku.com (in Chinese). hongheiku. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  2. ^ 最新人口信息 www.hongheiku.com (in Chinese). hongheiku. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  3. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/php/china-shandong-admin.php
  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 Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2020-04-13.

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