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Country  China
Population  950,319 (2000)
Area  8,715 km2

Province  Shandong
University  Liaocheng University
Mayor  Lin Fenghai (???)
Liaocheng in the past, History of Liaocheng

Map of Liaocheng

Liaocheng (Chinese: 聊城; pinyin: Liáochéng), also known as the Water City, 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.

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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.

Welcome to liaocheng


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Administration

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

  • Dongchangfu District (东昌府区)
  • Linqing City (临清市)
  • Yanggu County (阳谷县)
  • Dong'e County (东阿县)
  • Chiping County (茌平县)
  • Gaotang County (高唐县)
  • Guan County (冠县)
  • Shen County (莘县)
  • These are further divided into 134 township-level divisions.

    Education

  • Liaocheng University (聊城大学)
  • LiaoCheng NO.1 high school(聊城一中)

    Liberation

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

    Attractions

  • Shanxi-Shaanxi Assembly Hall (short Shanshan Hall, Chinese: 山陕会馆; pinyin: shān shǎn huì guǎn)
  • Guangyue Tower (Chinese: 光岳楼; pinyin: guāng yuè lóu)
  • 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.

  • Uiryeong County, South Korea (since June 7, 2001)
  • Blacktown, Australia (October 14, 2003)
  • Gwangmyeong, South Korea (May 3, 2005)
  • Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia (since 2009)
  • Furthermore, there is a partnership with the district Offenbach in Germany.

    References

    Liaocheng Wikipedia


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