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Full nameRizhao
Official name日照市
Native name日照
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
County-level divisions4
City seatDonggang District
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CPC SecretaryYang Jun (杨军)
MayorZhao Xiaowei (赵效为)
Total Area2049.7 sq mi (5310 km2)
Urban Area739.2 sq mi (1915 km2)
Metro Area581.7 sq mi (1507 km2)
Total Population2801100 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1143078
Metro (pop.)865032
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Area code633
License Plate Prefix鲁L

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Rizhao ( ) is a prefecture-level city in southeastern Shandong province, People's Republic of China. It is situated on the coastline along the Yellow Sea, borders Qingdao to the northeast, Weifang to the north, Linyi to the west and southwest, and faces Korea and Japan across the Yellow Sea to the east. Rizhao is a major seaport and is approximately 620 km north of Shanghai, 170 km southwest of Qingdao, and 120 km north of Lianyungang. The Rizhao seaport's primary business is loading and unloading iron ore and coal. Other products passing through the seaport include cement, nickel, bauxite, and the like. Rizhao City means City of Sunshine in Chinese. The city is known for its sustainability, and it mandates solar-water heaters in all new buildings. Rizhao city was recognized by the United Nations as one of the most habitable cities in the world in 2009.

Its population is 2,801,100 at the 2010 census whom 865,032 in the built up area made of Donggang urban district.

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