Congress Report
Photo: China National Tourism Administration Tokyo Office
Weifang City

Head of City Government

Mr. Tian QingYing, Mayor
Assumed mayoralty of Weifang City in September 2018

Location

Area

16,100 km2

Population

9.357 million

GDP

RMB 552.27 billion (year 2014)

Development Zones

Three national economic zones: Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Binhai Economic Development Zone and Comprehensive Bonded Zone

Upper tier

Shandong Province

Geographic features

Situated in the central part of Shandong Peninsula, Weifang enjoys advantageous location and convenient transportation. Neighboring Bohai Sea and Laizhou Bay to the north, Weifang has a coastal line of 140 kilometers. Five highways such as Qingdao-Yinchuan Highway, Rongcheng-Wuhai Highway, several railways including Qingdao-Jinan Railway, Jiaozhou-Xinyi Railway and many state and provincial roads go through the city. Weifang Port has been approved to be open as a National Grade A Port by the State Council. Weifang Airport has flights to major cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Main industries

Equipment manufacturing, textile and clothing, marine chemicals, paper-making and packaging, food processing, electronic information, biological pharmacy, and solar power

Local specialty

Kites, Yang Jiabu wood new year pictures, and green reddish

Symbol

Kites

Number of visitors

Approximately 60,000,000

Administrative divisions

Four districts (Weicheng, Kuiwen, Fangzi, and Hanting ) six county-level cities (including Qingzhou, Zhucheng, Shouguang, Anqiu, Gaomi and Changyi) and 2 counties (Changle and Linqu) are under the jurisdiction of the city.

Official website

http://www.weifang.gov.cn/


Sources: Weifang City HP and others

(As of August, 2017)