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About Weifang

Weifang (Simplified Chinese: 潍坊; Pinyin: Wéifāng) is a prefecture-level city in central Shandong province, People's Republic of China. It borders Dongying to the northwest, Zibo to the west, Linyi to the southwest, Rizhao to the south, Qingdao to the east, and looks out to the Laizhou Bay to the north.


The prefecture-level city of Weifang administers 12 county-level divisions, including 4 districts, 6 county-level cities and 2 counties.


Nearby cities include Jinan and Zibo to the west, Yantai to the northeast and Qingdao to the southeast.


Weifang is home to the large diesel engine company and factory Weichai. The village of Yangjiabu in Hanting district is famous for folk wood-block print (nianhua) and kite production. Weifang regards itself as the 'International Kite Capital' and holds an international kite festival every year in the spring.

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Pueblo, Colorado is one of Weifang's sister cities.

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Wéifāng Shì
Weifang is highlighted on this map
Administration Type Prefecture-level city
City Seat Weicheng District
(36°43′N, 119°6′E)
Area 15,800 km²
Coastline 113 km
Population 8.5 million
- Total
- Per Capita
¥12.46 billion (2004)
Major Nationalities Han
County-level divisions 12
Township-level divisions .
CPC Committee Secretary .
Mayor Zhang Xinqi (张新起)
Area code 536
Postal Code 261000
(Urban center)
261300, 261500, 262100, 262200, 262400-262700
(Other areas)
License Plate Prefix 鲁G
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