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Location of Laiwu City (yellow) in Shandong
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Municipal seat||Laicheng District|
|• Party Secretary||Wang Liang (王良)|
|• Mayor||Mei Jianhua (梅建华)|
|• 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)|
|• Prefecture-level city||1,298,529|
|• Density||580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||5.8/km2 (15/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|• Major Nationalities||Han|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|ISO 3166 code||CN-SD-12|
|GDP||¥62.5 billion in total|
¥48,000 Per Capita
|License Plate Prefix||鲁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.
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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