Prefecture-level city

Location of Laiwu City (yellow) in Shandong

Location in China

Coordinates: 36°11′N 117°40′E / 36.183°N 117.667°E / 36.183; 117.667Coordinates: 36°11′N 117°40′E / 36.183°N 117.667°E / 36.183; 117.667
Country China
Province Shandong
Municipal seat Laicheng District
  Party Secretary Wang Liang (王良)
  Mayor Wang Lei (王磊)
  Prefecture-level city 2,246.21 km2 (867.27 sq mi)
  Urban 2,246,21 km2 (86,727 sq mi)
  Metro 1,910 km2 (740 sq mi)
Population (2010)
  Prefecture-level city 1,298,529
  Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
  Urban 1,298,529
  Urban density 5.8/km2 (15/sq mi)
  Metro 989,535
  Metro density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
  Major Nationalities Han
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 271100
Area code(s) 0634
GDP ¥62.5 billion in total
¥48,000 Per Capita
License Plate Prefix S

Laiwu (simplified Chinese: 莱芜; traditional Chinese: 萊蕪; pinyin: Láiwú) is a prefecture-level city in central Shandong Province, China. The smallest prefecture-level city in the province, it borders the provincial capital of Jinan to the north, Zibo to the east and Tai'an to the southwest. Its population was 1,298,529 at the 2010 census whom 989,535 lived in the built-up area made up of Laicheng district, Gangcheng district not being conurbated yet.


The prefecture-level city of Laiwu administers 2 county-level divisions, both of which are districts.

These are further divided into 19 township-level divisions, including 14 towns, 1 townships and 4 subdistricts.

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