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Prefecture-level city of China

Location of Laiwu
 •  Established 1992
 •  Disestablished 2019
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. Bordered the provincial capital of Jinan to the north, Zibo to the east and Tai'an to the southwest, it was the smallest prefecture-level city in the province, it had a population of 1,298,529 at the 2010 census, and became part of Jinan in 2019.[1]


Gangcheng, Laiwu

The prefecture-level city of Laiwu administered 2 county-level divisions, both of which were districts.

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

Since the 1st January, 2019, Laiwu has become a district of Jinan which is the capital city of Shandong province, and is no longer a prefecture-level city any more.



  1. ^ "国务院批复同意山东省调整济南市莱芜市行政区划". Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese).

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Laiwu at Wikimedia Commons