Prefecture-level city
Location of Laiwu City (yellow) in Shandong
Location of Laiwu City (yellow) in Shandong
Laiwu is located in China
Location in China
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Municipal seat Laicheng District
 • Party Secretary Wang Liang (王良)
 • Mayor Wang Lei (王磊)
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Prefecture-level city 1,298,529
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,298,529
 • Urban density 5.8/km2 (15/sq mi)
 • Metro 989,535
 • Metro density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Major Nationalities Han
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 271100
Area code(s) 0634
GDP ¥62.5 billion in total
¥48,000 Per Capita
License Plate Prefix S

Laiwu (simplified Chinese: 莱芜; traditional Chinese: 萊蕪; pinyin: Láiwú) is a prefecture-level city in central Shandong Province, People's Republic of 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.


The prefecture-level city of Laiwu administers 2 county-level divisions, both of which are districts.

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

External links

  • Government website of Laiwu (available in Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean)
  • Local portal of Laiwu (available in Chinese)
  • Laigang Iron and Steel Company(state-owned) (available in Chinese)
  • Civilisation&Education forum of Laiwu High School Student (available in Chinese)
  • One of the editors' blogs (available in Chinese)