For other uses, see Weinan (disambiguation).
Prefecture-level city

Location of Weinan City jurisdiction in Shaanxi
Country China
Province Shaanxi
Settled 668 BC


2 district
2 county-level cities
7 counties

143 towns and villages
  CPC Ctte Secretary Lu Zhiyuan
  Mayor Li Mingyuan
  Land 13,134 km2 (5,071 sq mi)
  Urban 41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population (2010)
  Prefecture-level city 5,520,772
Demonym(s) Guanzhong dialect
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 714000
Area code(s) 0913
GDP 2011
 - Total CNY1,119.0 billion
(USD177.6 billion)
 - Per capita CNY19,424
Licence plate prefixes 陕E
Website (Chinese) www.weinan.gov.cn
(English) en.weinan.gov.cn

Weinan (Chinese: 渭南; pinyin: Wèinán) is a prefecture-level city in the east of Shaanxi province, China. The city lies about 60 km east of the provincial capital Xi'an.


The name "Weinan" (渭南) describes the location of the city as "the south bank of the Wei River", although despite the name, the majority of the city area lies north of the Wei River.


Xiyue Temple was first built in the Han Dynasty

As a significant area between the ancient Chinese capital Xi'an an Luoyang, Weinan has a long history.


Weinan Drum Tower, built in the Ming Dynasty

The ancient Dali Man lived in the modern area of Weinan. The Xiagui county was settled in the year of 668 BC by the state of Qin. Weinan got its name in the year of 360 by the Former Qin regime. In the Tang Dynasty, 10 emperors were buried in Weinan after their death. On the morning of 23 January 1556, the deadliest earthquake on record with its epicenter in Huaxian killed approximately 830,000 people, destroying an 840 kilometre-wide (520 mi) area.[1]


The Weinan prefecture-level city was established in 1995, in replacement of the Weinan prefecture. Due to the construction of the Sanmenxia Dam, the economy of the city was restricted to agricultural sections and therefore the development level of the city is much lower than other cities in the province. The city developed rapidly after economic reform in China. The east part of Guanzhong Plain now belongs to the city, making Weinan the second most populated city in the Shaanxi province, after the capital Xi'an.


The municipal executive, legislature and judiciary are in Linwei District, together with the CPC and Public Security bureaux.

Administrative divisions of Weinan City
Division code[2] English name Chinese name Pinyin Area
Seat Postal code Subdivisions[3]
Subdistricts Towns Residential communities Villages
610500 Weinan City 渭南市 Wèinán Shì 13030.56 Linwei District 714000 12 130 215 3218
610502 Linwei District 临渭区 Línwèi Qū 1263.76 Duqiao Subdistrict(杜桥街道) 714000 8 16 56 514
610503 Huazhou District 华州区 Huàzhōu Qū 1132.46 Huazhou Subdistrict(华州街道) 714100 1 9 15 242
610522 Tongguan County 潼关县 Tóngguān Xiàn 427.35 Chengguan Subdistrict(城关街道) 714300 1 4 15 78
610523 Dali County 大荔县 Dàlì Xiàn 1690.60 Chengguan Subdistrict(城关街道) 715100 1 15 26 400
610524 Heyang County 合阳县 Héyáng Xiàn 1317.15 Chengguan Subdistrict(城关街道) 715300 1 11 19 353
610525 Chengcheng County 澄城县 Chéngchéng Xiàn 1121.64 Chengguan Subdistrict(城关街道) 715200 1 9 14 266
610526 Pucheng County 蒲城县 Púchéng Xiàn 1579.81 Chengguan Subdistrict(城关街道) 715500 1 15 8 373
610527 Baishui County 白水县 Báishuǐ Xiàn 983.95 Chengguan Subdistrict(城关街道) 715600 1 7 11 194
610528 Fuping County 富平县 Fùpíng Xiàn 1245.99 Chengguan Subdistrict(城关街道) 711700 1 14 9 337
610581 Hancheng City 韩城市 Hánchéng Shì 1591.60 Xincheng Subdistrict(新城街道) 715400 2 10 26 275
610582 Huayin City 华阴市 Huàyīn Shì 676.26 Taihua Road Subdistrict(太华路街道) 714200 2 4 16 186
Note:The statistic of Linwei District inclouds the 2 subdistricts of Weinan High-Tech Industrial Development Zone.


Breakdown of Weinan population by district and county (2010 census)
Division Permanent residents[4](November 2010) Hukou residents[5]
(by ende of 2010)
Total Percentage Population density (persons/km2)
Weinan City 5286077 100 405.67 5600599
Linwei District 877142 16.59 694.07 976822
Huazhou District 322148 6.09 284.47 347913
Tongguan County 155463 2.94 363.79 165860
Dali County 693392 13.12 410.15 718340
Heyang County 436441 8.26 331.35 451983
Chengcheng County 386150 7.31 344.27 404663
Pucheng County 743000 14.06 470.31 782571
Baishui County 279679 5.29 284.24 294823
Fuping County 743385 14.06 596.62 791246
Hancheng City 391164 7.40 245.77 399696
Huayin City 258113 4.88 381.68 266682
Note:The permanent residents of Linwei district include the 49209 permanent residents of Weinan High-Tech Industrial Development Zone.

According to the sixth National Population Census of the People's Republic of China, there are 5,286,077 people resident in Weinan.[6] Compared to the previous census data from 2000, the population has decreased by 108,729 persons. Among the residents, 50.75% are males and 49.25% are females. The number of male and female residents are separately 2,682,710 and 2,603,367. The sex ratio is 103.05.[6]


Due to its location on the plain, Weinan is well connected, especially to the provincial capital Xi'an.

Public Transportation

As of March 2015, there are 20 bus routes operated in the urban area of the city. Apart from line 1 and 2 with air-conditioning carrying a fare of 2 RMB, all other bus route fares are 1 RMB. There are also 1000 taxis in the urban city, The base fare is currently ¥5 which covers the first 2.5 km. Additional kilometers cost ¥1.4 or ¥1.5 each.


China National Highway 108 and China National Highway 310 pass through the city. Major expressways in the city are G5 Beijing–Kunming Expressway, G30 Lianyungang–Khorgas Expressway and G65E Yulin–Lantian Expressway. 5 bridges connect north and south part of the city on the Wei River, there are also 3 road bridges connecting the city to the neighboring Shanxi Province on the Yellow River.


Weinan North Railway Station is connected by 2 high-speed railways.

The urban city of Weinan owns 4 railway stations. Weinan Railway Station was open in 1934. located on the important Longhai Railway, it can reach almost all Chinese major cities through the train. Weinan North Railway Station is a station for high-speed rail located on the Xuzhou–Lanzhou High-Speed Railway and Datong–Xi'an Passenger Railway, it is also a part of the Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge, one of the longest bridges in the world. Weinan South Railway Station and Weinan West Railway Station are on the Nanjing–Xi'an Railway, they are both only served by the slowest trains. In the suburban area, there are also stations for high-speed rail like the Huashan North Railway Station and Dali Railway Station as well as stations for normal rail like the Huashan Railway Station and Hancheng Railway Station.


There is no commercial passagenger airport in Weinan, the nearest airport is Xi'an Xianyang International Airport. A shuttle bus connects the Weinan Railway Station with the airport frequently throughout the day. There is also intention to build a small airport in Tongguan Country to serve the tourism of Hua Mountain.




As of end in 2012, there are 2859 schools of all kinds; 75 high schools, 70 vocational schools, 310 junior high schools, 1266 primary schools, 1002 kindergartens and 7 special education schools.


Weinan has 3 higher educational institutions. The Weinan Normal University is a comprehensive multi-discipline research university. Weinan has 2 other tertiary institutions, they are Shaanxi Railway Institute and Weinan Vocational and Technical College.

Notable People

International relations

Weinan's twin towns and sister cities are:


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Coordinates: 34°30′N 109°30′E / 34.500°N 109.500°E / 34.500; 109.500

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