Dongying, Shandong Province, China

🇨🇳 Dongying (东营) is a prefecture-level city, lies on the northern (Bohai Sea) coast of Shandong province, People's Republic of China. The built-up area is made up of Dongying and Kenli districts. Dongying is home to the Shengli Oilfield which after the Daqing oilfield is the second largest oilfield in China.

The city was established in 1983, as a base for developing the Yellow River Delta and China's second largest oilfield, Shengli Field. The oilfield was discovered in 1964 near a small village called Dongying, which gave its name to the city.

Dongying is located on the banks of the Yellow River Delta of Northern Shandong Province. Bordering prefectures are: • Binzhou to the west • Zibo to the southwest • Weifang to the south The city has a total area of 7,923 square km (3,059 sq mi). The city's 350 km (220 mi) coastline borders Laizhou Bay and Bohai Bay to the east and north respectively.

The prefecture-level city of Dongying administers five county-level divisions, including three districts and two counties: • Dongying District (东营区) • Hekou District (河口区) • Kenli District (垦利区) • Guangrao County (广饶县) • Lijin County (利津县).

Economy A large part of the city's economy revolves around petroleum and the nearby Shengli Oil Field.

Industries include petroleum, petro-chemistry, saline chemistry, paper-making, machinery, electronics, construction, building materials, foodstuff processing, pneumatic tires and rubber, textiles, and light industries.

Dongying is one of the world's leading producers of rubber tires. It has more tire factories than any other city in the world.

Recently, Dongying's economy has grown significantly, reflecting the high development of China's economy. The city's growing manufacturing sector and its proximity to oil reserves have led to increased company investments. An example is DuPont, which invested five billion yuan in 2005 to build a titanium dioxide factory in the area. After this project's completion, it became the largest investment outside of the US for DuPont.

Transportation • Zibo–Dongying railway (Dongying railway station) • Dezhou–Dajiawa railway (passenger service available at Dongying South railway station) • Dongying Port railway (freight only) • Dongying Shengli Airport.

A new bus station (东营市汽车总站; Dōngyíng Shì qìchē Zǒng Zhàn) was built between the east and west sides of the city, on Huanghe Road (黄河路; Huánghé Lù). Connections to Beijing, Qingdao and Jinan, among many other cities are available on a daily basis.

Education Dongying is home to one major university, the China University of Petroleum, as well as several colleges and technical schools. There are also many top high schools located in Dongying, one of those is Shengli Oilfield No.1 Middle School. Founded in 1965, rated as the most successful middle and high schools in China in a research hold by Beijing University in 2014, it is the first provincial standardized school in Shandong Province. There are 114 classes in the school with more than 5,300 students.

Dongying, Shandong Province, China 
<b>Dongying, Shandong Province, China</b>
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Dongying was ranked #634 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Dongying has a population of over 1,188,656 people. Dongying also forms the centre of the wider Dongying prefecture which has a population of over 2,193,518 people.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Dongying has links with: 🇺🇸 Midland, United States; 🇰🇷 Samcheok, South Korea.

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