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Full nameWeihai
Official name威海市
Native name威海
Other nameWeihaiwei · 威海衛
Port Edward
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
County-level divisions4
Township-level divisions66
City seatHuancui District
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CPC SecretaryCui Yuechen (崔曰臣)
MayorWang Peiyan (王培廷)
Total Area2098.3 sq mi (5436 km2)
Urban Area282.2 sq mi (731 km2)
Metro Area282.2 sq mi (731 km2)
Total Population2804800 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)591982
Metro (pop.)591982
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Area code631
GDPRMB 178 billion (2008)
GDP per capitaRMB 63,519 (2008)
License Plate Prefix鲁K

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Weihai ( ) is a city in eastern Shandong Province, People's Republic of China. It is the easternmost prefecture-level city of the province and a major seaport. Between 1898 and 1930, the town was a British colony known as Weihaiwei or the Weihai Garrison ( ), and sometimes as Port Edward. Weihai was not developed in the way that Hong Kong, the other British colony in China, was developed, because Shandong Province of which Weihaiwei was part of, was inside Germany's sphere of influence and had only been obtained as a counterbalance to the Russian presence at Port Arthur 130 kilometres across the sea in Manchura. It was largely used as a naval station and a sanatorium. Weihai borders Yantai to the west and the Yellow Sea to the east.

Its population is 2,804,800 at the 2010 census. 591,982 live in the built up area (Huancui urban district). One can notice that Rongcheng, a county level city, has a built up area with 1,006,795 inhabitants.

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