Updated : 2018-05-15Print Print
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Weihai, a picturesque city in the eastern tip of Shandong Peninsula, is located at 36°41′～37°35′N and 121°11′～122°42′E. Bounded on three sides by the Yellow Sea, Weihai looks out to Liaodong Peninsula to the north, the Korean Peninsula to the east and the islands of Japan to the southeast. The total area is 5, 436 square kilometers, including 731 square kilometers of urban area. The coastline is 985.9 kilometers long.
The prefecture-level city of Weihai administers Huancui District, Wendeng District, Rongcheng City and Rushan City, and has three national development zones including the Weihai Torch Hi-tech Science Park, the Economic & Technological Development Zone and the International Port Economic and Technological Development District, with a total area of 5,797 kilometers.
As one of the open coastal cities, Weihai is a famous port and tourist city in China. It is the first “National Sanitary City” and was included in one of the first groups of National Environmental Protection Model Cities. It numbers among the forty cities of Excellent Hard Investment Environment and is one of the fifty cites of strong comprehensive economic power. In May 2009, Weihai was titled “National Forest City” (there are only 14 in China). In 2003, it won a World Habitat Award for its outstanding contribution to improving habitats and city environments.