Rongcheng, Shandong

Rongcheng (simplified Chinese: 荣成; traditional Chinese: 榮成; pinyin: Róngchéng) is a county-level city of the prefecture-level city of Weihai, at the eastern extremity of Shandong Province, China, looking out to the Yellow Sea in all directions but the west.

Rongcheng

荣成市

Jungcheng
Rongcheng, Weihai.jpg
Location in Weihai
Location in Weihai
Rongcheng is located in Shandong
Rongcheng
Rongcheng
Location of the city center in Shandong
Coordinates: 37°09′55″N 122°29′12″E / 37.16528°N 122.48667°E / 37.16528; 122.48667Coordinates: 37°09′55″N 122°29′12″E / 37.16528°N 122.48667°E / 37.16528; 122.48667
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShandong
Prefecture-level cityWeihai
Area
 • Total1,392 km2 (537 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total670,000
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Area code(s)0631

HistoryEdit

According to historical records,[which?] the First Emperor of the Qin dynasty had visited Rongcheng twice, building bridges and temples. In 1735, during the Qing dynasty, the Yongzheng Emperor gave Rongcheng its present name.

DisastersEdit

In June 2011, a mutiny and mass murder broke out on Lurongyu 2682, a fishing trawler registered in Rongcheng. After a month-long killings in the South Pacific, 11 of the 33 crew returned. In July 2013, the Intermediate Court of Wendeng, adjacent to Rongcheng, convicted the 11 men with murder.

AdministrationEdit

 
Jinghai Bay (labelled as CHING-HAI WAN 靖海灣) (1953)

There are 10 subdistricts and 12 towns under Rongcheng's administration.

Subdistricts:

Towns:

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