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.
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.
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|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)|
|• Prefecture-level city||5,789,863|
|• Density||660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|ISO 3166 code||CN-SD-15|
|License Plate Prefix||鲁P|
These are further divided into 134 township-level divisions.
In August 1949 Liaocheng was detached from Shandong and attached to Pingyuan. In November 1952 Pingyuan was dissolved and Liaocheng returned to Shandong.
Liaocheng is a sister city of the following cities:
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