City Profile

Date: 2016-01-15, Source: , Total Visits :

Introduction of Weifang

Weifang, an open coastal city in Shandong Province, consists of 4 districts, 6 county-level cities, 2 counties, including Weifang High-Tech Industry Development Zone, Weifang Binhai Economic and Technological Development Zone, Weifang Comprehensive Bonded Area and Xiashan Bio-Economic Development Zone, covering an area of 16,100 square kilometers with a population of 9.21 million. Well-known as the World Kite Capital, the city has been honored as a National Model City for Environmental Protection, National Hygiene City, National Science and Technology Advanced City, China’s Top Tourist City, and was listed among top 10 most creative cities in China in 2009. According to the 2009-2010 Blue Book on City Competitiveness released by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Weifang was ranked 10th in the world in terms of economic growth rate.

Geographic Location

Weifang is located in the middle of Shandong Peninsula, 183 km away from Jinan and 450 km from Beijing, extending from 118º10´ to 102º01´east longitudes and from 35º43´ to 37º26´ north latitudes with a 140-kilometer-long coastal line. Adjacent to Qingdao and Yantai in the east and Zibo and Jinan in the west, it is an important traffic hub connecting the coastal areas and inland areas in Shandong province.


Located in the east monsoon area of the temperate zone and having four distinct seasons a year, Weifang enjoys a pleasant climate with annual average temperature of 12.2℃, and rainfall of over 700mm and a frost-free period of 185-211 days.

Land Form

With Taiyi Mountain Range to the south, Changwei Plain in the middle and Laizhou Bay to the north, Weifang has favorable conditions for the development of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery.

Natural Resources

Weifang is rich in natural resources. It has a 140-kilometer coastal line and 2647 square kilometers of coastal non-arable land. The largest reservoir in Shandong Province-Xiashan Lake which has a capacity of 1.4 billion cubic meters located in Weifang. Fifty-eight minerals have been found in Weifang. The reserves of sapphire and bittern water rank the first in China.

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