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Prefecture-level city
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
County-level divisions 8
Township-level divisions 134
Municipal seat Dongchangfu District
 • CPC Secretary Song Yuanfang (宋远方)
 • Mayor Lin Fenghai (林峰海)
 • Prefecture-level city 8,715 km2 (3,365 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,254 km2 (484 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,254 km2 (484 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Prefecture-level city 5,789,863
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,229,768
 • Urban density 980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,229,768
 • Metro density 980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0635
License Plate Prefix P

Liaocheng (Chinese: 聊城; pinyin: Liáochéng), also known as the Water City, is a prefecture-level city in western Shandong province, People's Republic of 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.[1]

During the Song dynasty, the area of present-day Liaocheng included the prefectures of Bozhou (博州) and Jizhou (濟州). 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.[2]


  • Administration 1
  • Education 2
  • History 3
    • Qing and Republic 3.1
    • Liberation 3.2
  • Attractions 4
  • Sister cities 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The prefecture-level city of Liaocheng administers eight county-level divisions, including one district, one county-level city, and six counties.

These are further divided into 134 township-level divisions.



Qing and Republic


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


Shanxi-Shaanxi Assembly Hall.
  • Shanxi-Shaanxi Assembly Hall (short Shanshan Hall, Chinese: 山陕会馆; pinyin: shānshǎnhuìguǎn)
  • Guangyue Tower (Chinese: 光岳楼; pinyin: guāngyuèlóu)
  • Yueyang Building
  • Huanghe Building
  • Iron Tower
  • Lion Building (site where - according to the legend - Wu Song fought and killed Ximen Qing)
  • Linqing Mosque

Sister cities

Liaocheng is a sister city of the following cities.

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


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  2. ^ "China’s Top 10 Most Livable Cities". Hunan Loudi Official Government. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 

External links

  • Government website of Liaocheng (available in Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean)
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