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|Prefecture-level city of China|
|Area||2,246.21 km2 (867 sq mi)|
|Today part of||Jinan, Shandong|
Laiwu (simplified Chinese: 莱芜; traditional Chinese: 萊蕪; pinyin: Láiwú) was a prefecture-level city in central Shandong Province, China. The smallest prefecture-level city in the province, It's now under the administration of Jinan, the capital of Shandong province. Bordered 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. It was merged into Jinan on January 9, 2019 according to the requirement of central government of PRC. Both Laicheng District and Gangcheng District are now under Jinan's administration. Laicheng District was renamed Laiwu District after the annexation.
As of the end of 2016, Laiwu City has 9 national AAA-level scenic spots; 1 national AA-level scenic spot; 15 national and provincial industrial and agricultural tourism demonstration sites; 1 provincial-level tourist resort, with 6 tourism strong towns in Shandong Province. There are 14 characteristic tourist villages in Shandong Province, 9 rural tourism professional cooperatives, 21 provincial-level boutique picking gardens, 2 provincial-level happy farms, and 147 good-rated star farmhouses.
On December 21, 2017, Laiwu City was shortlisted for the list of China's Safest Cities in 2017.
In 2017, Laiwu City was selected as the fifth National Civilized Cities.
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